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What are the symptoms of a prion disease? Prion disease?

What are the symptoms of a prion disease? Prion disease?

Multiple diseases: Prion diseases included a number of disorders. The most prominent, cjd, causes, dementia, ataxia, weird painful sensations, seizures, wasting etc. For more information please consult the following site. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/prions/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lime disease from ticks?

What are the symptoms of lime disease from ticks?

See details: The initial symptoms are those of a flu-like illness: fevers, muscle aching, etc. Untreated lyme disease then can cause involvement of the heart, nervous system and joints that begin even months or years after the bite. ...Read more

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Eye of the tiger- rare form of Parkinson's disease?

Eye of the tiger- rare form of Parkinson's disease?

Eye of the tiger: the eye of the tiger is a term for a finding on MRI of the brain. It is related to an illness that is similar to Parkinsons, which tends to affect young men. It is not Parkinsons however. For this condition you may wish to ask for someone to evaluate your MRI films carefully to confirm this finding. ...Read more

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Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Basically Yes: Hiv & hepatitis c are transmitted by contact with an infected persons blood. No blood = no transmission. However, if you handle an item that has their blood on it, then you are at risk. ...Read more

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How common are cases of chagas disease originating from bites in the USA?

How common are cases of chagas disease originating from bites in the USA?

Not very common: As your question suggests, most cases in the United States originated in Latin America with individuals having become infected as children. The parasitic infection is transmitted by the kissing bug, Triatomine, biting near the eyes or mouth. Chagas is a reportable disease in only 4 states in the US, including Texas. A very small number, 10 or fewer, of cases have been reported as locally acquired. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics responsible for the mutation of bird flu and mad cow disease?

Are antibiotics responsible for the mutation of bird flu and mad cow disease?

No: There is no evidence that antibiotics have anything to do with viral mutations, particularly influenza which is known to mutate regularly long before antibiotics were used. Mad cow disease is caused by a prion, and this is too complicated to discuss here. But it is not in any way related to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chagas' disease?

What sort of disease is chagas' disease?

Parasite: Parasite spread by insects primarily in south america. Can cause problems later in life in digestive and cardiac disease. ...Read more

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How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

Health Department: Usually suspected outbreaks of foodborne illness are reported to the local health department who can then carry out an investigation. Sometimes health care providers make the report, sometimes the general public does. ...Read more

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How are causes and onsets of symptoms of huntington's disease different from those of pku and tay sacks disease?

How are causes and onsets of symptoms of huntington's disease different from those of pku and tay sacks disease?

Too broad a question: There are all inherited disorders with the common issue of neurologic impairment, hd in adults, pku and ts in children. The neurologic damage in pku can be prevented with diet, but there is no treatment for hd and ts. Tests are available to detect carrier status in all of these. ...Read more

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What are the carriers of contagious disease?

What are the carriers of contagious disease?

Complicated: That depends upon which infectious disease to which you are referring. It may be through blood, inhaled droplets, sexual contact, and so on and so on. Be more specific about the illness and the question could be answered more precisely. ...Read more

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What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

What are the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases?

Really variable: Please let us know the particular disease so that we can provide you with that information. Can re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chagas disease?

What are the symptoms of chagas disease?

See below: Acute phase: no symptoms or nonspecific fever syndrome. Chronic phase: no symptoms (40-50%), cardiomyopathy with congestive failure (10-25%), esophagopathy and colonopathy (5-10%), peripheral neuropathy,meningoencephalitis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague ?

What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague ?

Swine fever?: I guess you are talking about the epidemic variant H1N1 influenza from several years ago. The mortality rate of pneumonic plague is usually over 50% and can be almost 100% if untreated. The mortality rate from that epidemic influenza was probably way under 1%. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is polio disease?

What kind of disease is polio disease?

Flu-like symptoms of: sore throat, fever, nausea & vomiting in some, but infection with any serotype of poliovirus may not cause any symptoms in an immune-competent person. If the virus causes meningitis, add headache, stiff/sore neck & back, lethargy & risk of paralysis of the legs & other muscles including the diaphragm. I've seen kids die of poliomyelitis & other vaccine-preventable illnesses. I may see it again. ...Read more

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What's the incidence (how widespread is the disease) of cryptosporidiosis?

What's the incidence (how widespread is the disease) of cryptosporidiosis?

See below: Cryptosporidium is found world wide except in antartica. Only 2426 to 3793 cases per year were reported in the usa from 1995-2002. The number of reported cases increased to 8000 per year from 2005-2007. Estimates suggest that more than 300, 000 persons in the usa are affected each year. The difference is caused by the underuse of diagnostic tests and underreporting. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of legionella pneumonia disease?

What are the symptoms of legionella pneumonia disease?

Fever and cough: Like all pneumonias the initial symptoms are cough, high fever and malaise. There may or may not be sputum formation early. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

A prion disease: Cjd is caused by infection/exposure to an abnormal form of the prion protein (pp). The abnormal form of pp is a completely bent out of shape version of the normal pp . This abnormal shape is very hard for the protein to change to spontaneously, but this can happen (1 in a million people). Once changed the abnormal pp changes other pp's and so on as the disease rapidly spreads/kills the brain. ...Read more

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What are the risks of untreated Lyme disease?

What are the risks of untreated Lyme disease?

Heart, nerves, joint: The major issues are cardiac, neurological and arthritic complications if lyme is untreated. These include such things as heart inflammation, meningitis and joint inflammation among numerous other complications. ...Read more