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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus

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If some disease is contagious doesa that mean it has to be caused by a bacteria or virus?

If some disease is contagious doesa that mean it has to be caused by a bacteria or virus?

Both are possible: Both bacteria and viruses can be contagious. Always practice good hygiene. Washing you hands is the best prevention. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Anything out there fda approved to detect all human infectious diseases? How many test would be needed to achieve this request? 16srna and viruses?

Anything out there fda approved to detect all human infectious diseases? How many test would be needed to achieve this request? 16srna and viruses?

Not to my knowledge: If you are having symptoms of what you think may be a viral illness it would be best to check with your pcp in order to run some basic test. CBC ESR etc. To my knowledge there is not an fda approved single test to detect any and all viral infections as there are many different viruses that are being detected, possibly related to destruction of their natural habitat (rain forest). ...Read more

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Which blood tests detect viruses/infectious diseases?

Which blood tests detect viruses/infectious diseases?

CulturesTcellsAntibo: 1 Bacterial,Viral and Fungi Cultures 2Antibodies and quantitative Titers,IGG&IGM 3 T Helper Cells Count as is done in AIDS Cases 4 Blood Smear for Parasites like in Malaria 5 Viral Load Test by PCR 6 Antigen as in the case of Hepatitis B.Hep B Surface Antigen is used for screening of Hepatitis B 7 Interferon-Gamma release assay test for TB Infection which measures the immune responce to the TB Inf ...Read more

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Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Does the eb virus cause infectious mononucleosis?

Yes: The epstein barr virus (ebv) causes mononucleosis. After infection, it stays in the body for life. If the infection occurs in early childhood, the illness will be similar to the common cold. Most people have been infected by the ebv virus by the time they reach adulthood. ...Read more

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Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it ?

Is Bell's palsy contagious or the virus that causes it ?

BP is not contagious: Viruses are contagious, -Bells palsy is due to the facial nerve not functioning properly, being weakened or paralyzed ,and can occur after a viral infection. The nerve is damaged by inflammation. Other things can damage the facial nerve and evaluation for other causes should occur, often time limited ...Read more

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Is HSP caused by some contagious virus? Is it safe to be around an HSP child?

Is HSP caused by some contagious virus? Is it safe to be around an HSP child?

No: Hsp is caused by the affected person's own immune system. It can happen after the person had an infection, but hsp is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can any virus or infectious disease be transmitted through dettol 60% alcohol hand sanitiser gel applied directly to an open bleeding wound?

OUCH: Dettol 60% should be limited to hand washing with intact skin. While it kills most viruses and kills bacteria by disrupting its cell structure, it unfortunately has the same effect on exposed cells in a wound thus causing additional damage, not to mention being a little uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes?Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?

Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes?Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?

NO: This is a term for what is thought to be a viral induced infection of the balance mechanism of the inner ear. It is not a specific virus is most cases. It is not treated with acyclovir. See your doctor is this problem is occurring or persistent. ...Read more

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If I do have the MRSA virus, how infectious would it be for my partner?

MRSA : Not much. Skin is a good barrier. It has to have a break in it somehow or have other reason for easy infection. It sounds like you have had this for a bit of time and he is not getting ill...? ...Read more

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Upper Airway Infection (Definition)

The common cold generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. You may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, or other symptoms. Over 200 viruses ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more