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Does dengue virus cause illness only in immune compromised person?

Does dengue virus cause illness only in immune compromised person?

No anyone is at risk: While severe disease is more common in babies, young children, those with chronic disease like diabetes and asthma, more serious complications, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever can happen randomly. There are 4 serotypes of dengue and if you have been previously infected with one, your risk of serious illness or death increases with infection with each new serotype. Don't get infected a first time! ...Read more

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Cmv Infection (Definition)

CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more


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Hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus (rsv), what will they do?

Hospitalized for respiratory syncytial virus (rsv), what will they do?

Supportive care: Symptoms of RSV vary with the kid with age, state of health & immunity. Most will actively shed virus for 3-8 days and the sickest from 4-6 wks. The few hospitalized infants require oxygen and IV fluids for a while along with pulmonary therapy (suction, chest physiotherapy and sometimes nebulized mist ) but seldom stay more than 5 days. ...Read more

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How does RSV cause disease in chilldren?

How does RSV cause disease in chilldren?

RSV: Rsv is respiratory syncitial virus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002531/.

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Does b strep cause neonatal pneumonia?

Does b strep cause neonatal pneumonia?

YES: Group b strep can be devastating to a newborn. The bacteria is one of the most common to not only cause pneumonia but meningitis, sepsis and death. ...Read more

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How does RSV cause disease in baby?

How does RSV cause disease in baby?

RSV: In most infants, RSV manifests as a non-specific viral uri. A proportion of infants progress to lower respiratory disease caused by inflammatory shedding of damaged cells into the lumen of the rspiratory tact and edema resulting in creased resistance to airflow. The pt will have cough , wheezing, and increased work of breathing . Some pts need oxygen, IV fluids and deep suctioniing. ...Read more

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How long is someone contagious for when they have the common cold, flu, or bacterial / viral bronchitis?

How long is someone contagious for when they have the common cold, flu, or bacterial / viral bronchitis?

Contagious periods: The contagious period differs for each type of infection, even among different viruses! there is a range of values based on different infections ranging from common cold to influenza. These vary from 24 hours to up to 2 weeks! you should ask your physician what infection you have and for how long you will be contagious. Common sense dictates that respiratory viruses travel by cough or sneeze. ...Read more

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CSW Breast fluids will cause HIV , HEP or other STD's for adults?

CSW Breast fluids will cause HIV , HEP or other STD's for adults?

Yes: All body fluids may contain the infectious agent that circulates in the blood but the efficiency of transmission of infection via the different fluids also varies ...Read more

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Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Did hepatitis b infect another person through mouth kissing, ?If the other is a chronic carrier ..Im confused as IG mucous contains this virus or not

Unclear: Hep b is not by oral/fecal route transmission like hep a. The virus is present in the saliva but whether it can be transmitted by ingestion is unclear. It can be transmitted if there are open areas or sores in the mouth while deep kissing, like in those with braces. ...Read more

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How long is a child with RSV contagious to other people?

How long is a child with RSV contagious to other people?

5-7 days: An infant or child with RSV will usually shed the virus or be contagious to others for 5-7 days after the start of the illness. Rsv is mainly spread by direct contact so good handwashing can prevent spread of the RSV virus. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know does ureaplasma parvum/ureaplasma ureaticum.causes complications.What viruses linked to hiv or aids.

Hi,I would like to know does ureaplasma parvum/ureaplasma ureaticum.causes complications.What viruses linked to hiv or aids.

Ureaplasma: Chronic infection with this organism can produce changes in the urethra, just as with any other form of inflammation. The only virus linked to HIV/AIDS is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Many viruses may attack a compromised immune system in a patient with this illness. ...Read more

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Does TB spread from one infected child to other children at school?

Does TB spread from one infected child to other children at school?

Can: Tb is an easily transmitted disease from individual to individual, particular in circumstances when they are together in a closed space, like a school. ...Read more

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How does hep b infection pass through to other people?

How does hep b infection pass through to other people?

Serum: As in blood, sex, tattoos or even toothbrush.Any opening in a body can allow the hep b virus to enter.This is one of the main reasons you see us wearing gloves all the time.But it does require a body fluid to be transmitted-not cough, sneeze, hand-shake or proximity. ...Read more

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How can group b strep disease affect a newborn?

Group b infection: Newborn can get group b strep infection either during passage through birth canal or after birth coming in contact with an adult carrier of this bacteria the infection quickly spreads into the blood stream and can make the newborn really sick and has to be treated with IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does herpes type1 IgG possitive contagious with out outbreaks ?

Does herpes type1 IgG  possitive contagious with out outbreaks ?

Some viral shedding: Although the chance of transmission is highest during an active outbreak, there is still a very small chance of transmitting/spreading the infection without outbreak as some viral shedding occurs all the time. If you have frequent outbreak, consult your doc for suppressive treatment as there are quite a few options available these days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! how does the cold virus differ from HIV virus?

Help! how does the cold virus differ from HIV virus?

Totally different: The common cold which causes upper respiratory tract infections is caused by more than 200 different types of virus. The HIV virus is part of the family known as human retroviruses. The differences and similarities are far too lengthy to discuss in this type of setting. ...Read more