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Diseases Caused By Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis start are you infectious and spreading the virus?
Depends: Different viruses can cause conjunctivitis and they will begin shedding at different times before symptoms start. In general, someone who develops viral conjunctivitis probably started shedding virus (and could spread it to someone else) 24-48 hours before their own symptoms started. ...Read more
Depends on your view: If one views contagiousness as coming from an infected person, then the virus has to first reproduce inside that person, which takes days or many hours. If a person includes in his view transmission by a third person, then a virus can be contagious right away (such as a person touching infected and non-infected persons, without doing hand-washing in between, thus spreading the virus in no time). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more
Several weeks: This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior to the onset of symptoms, during the acute stage of illness and perhaps longer, since this virus may persist in the stool for several weeks. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days. I have copied the full link for more information http://www. Ct.gov/dph/cwp/view. Asp? A=3136&q=388270 ...Read more
Hard to say: CMV is one of the infections that can achieve a latent or hibernating state & reactivate periodically. Day care center studies have documented 30-70% urine or saliva prevalence in 1-3yo. Adults also shed the virus periodically after infection. Regular hygienic practices should be followed in all age groups at any time & those recovering from CMV should not be treated any differently. ...Read more
How long can a skin virus remain contagious if it not attached to its host. In short can it live on cloths and doors and stuff? How long?
Herpes? HPV?: The main "skin viruses" are herpes simplex virus (HSV1 and HSV2) and human papillomavirus (HPV, multiple types). These ever are transmitted only by intimate personal contact, i.e. sexually (including oral sex) and kissing (for HSV1 only). Whether and how long they survive in clothing, towels, sinks, doorknobs, toilet seats, etc is irrelevant and not well known. But it doesn't matter. ...Read more
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