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I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can I catch it again so soon?

I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can I catch it again so soon?

Absolutely!: Yes, you are always susceptible to it, even during an infection and after it too. Good luck! Hope he feels better. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's keratoconjunctivitis?

Could you tell me what's keratoconjunctivitis?

Inflammation: This describes inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva at the same time. It can be caused by an infection, allergies, trauma, uv light exposure and dryness. ...Read more

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Why is adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis resistant to many antivirals?

Why is adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis resistant to many antivirals?

It's Adenovirus: Adenovirus is resistant to anti-virals no matter where it has settled. Consider the common cold....No really effective interventions there. ...Read more

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Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably. ...Read more

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Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

GPC vs vernal: GPC usually due to contact lens overuse. Vernal (VKC): or Spring catarrh is a seasonal allergic disorder; both mediated by IgE and can look similar under microscope. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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Is pilocarpine 2% eye drops safe to take for severe keratoconjuctivitis?

Is pilocarpine 2% eye drops safe to take for severe keratoconjuctivitis?

Yes but why: Pilocarpine is not commonly used these days although it is a terrific drop to treat glaucoma. It has no effectiveness for keratoconjunctivitis so why is this being proposed for this condition? ...Read more

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Which are some current epidemics?

Which are some current epidemics?

Epidemic: There is currently an Ebola Zaire Epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, West Africa. ...Read more

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What were the greatest epidemics on earth?

What were the greatest epidemics on earth?

Pandemic: The world's worst Pandemics were: The Antonine Plague 165 to 180, The Plague of Justinian 541, The Black Death (Plague) 1347 to 1351, 1830 - 1851 Cholera Pandemic, 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic, HIV/AIDS, ...Read more

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Is diabetes considered an epidemic worldwide?

Is diabetes considered an epidemic worldwide?

Yes!: Specifically, type 2 diabetes. Anywhere in the world where a "western diet" (high in carbohydrates and fat) has been introduced, rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity are increasing significantly. This even occurs in some populations where type 2 diabetes was never heard of before this type of diet came to town! ...Read more

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How long are people contagious in an epidemic?

How long are people contagious in an epidemic?

Varies by diseases: It varies among illnesses and is hard to predict in individual people. A general rough estimate is that a person is contagious for seven days after the symptoms appear or at least one day after all symptoms are gone, whichever is longer. ...Read more

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Is aids considered a pandemic instead of an epidemic?

Is aids considered a pandemic instead of an epidemic?

Either is correct: Either definition is likely correct. An epidemic occurs when the incidence rate (i.e. New cases in a given human population, during a given period) of a certain disease substantially exceeds what is "expected, " based on recent experience. A pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region, like a continent. Thus, both are likely correct. ...Read more

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What are the differences between pandemics and epidemics?

What are the differences between pandemics and epidemics?

The areas involved: Pandemic disease are prevalent over a whole country or the world. An epidemic is widespread infectious disease in a community. ...Read more

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Do you think ebola might have already mutated into airborne given how bad the epidemic is? If not, how likely will it become airborne soon?

Do you think ebola might have already mutated into airborne given how bad the epidemic is? If not, how likely will it become airborne soon?

Unlikely: Airborn transmission is a way for viruses to spread without direct contact. These are the strategy of viruses that attack the throat and lungs. The irritation sets up coughing and sneezing which spreads the virus. Ebola spreads by direct contact and does not cause coughing. So its very unlikely that it will evolve into something that behaves this way. ...Read more

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Is obesity really a true epidemic?

Is obesity really a true epidemic?

Human tech pollution: I don't believe it is an epidemic. An epidemic to me means that there could be a contagious component. While obesity is at extreme levels and on the rise;it's the result of new technologies:overabundance of food, ease of consuming food and lack of physical activity due to advances of sedentary occupations. All of these monumental changes in our environment happened too quickly for mankind to adapt. ...Read more

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What is an epidemic?

What is an epidemic?

Fast disease spread: An epidemic is when an infectious disease spreads quickly to many people. ...Read more

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What is a pandemic or an epidemic?

What is a pandemic or an epidemic?

Epidemic/ Pandemic: An epidemic occurs when there are new cases of an infectious disease in a population over a period of time with greater incident rate than expected. An epidemic can grow into a pandemic when that infectious diseases affects an even larger area/population over a certain period of time (such as multiple continents or worldwide). There is currently an Ebola Zaire epidemic in West Africa. ...Read more

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What causes an epidemic or pandemic?

What causes an epidemic or pandemic?

New sub-subtype: Generally, a new subtype of virus appears that people have little or no immunity or protection against. Because so many people are vulnerable, the virus spreads easily through sneezing or coughing if an airborne disease, or through intimate contact if a blood-borne disease. A disease that has been absent from a population for some time may also cause an outbreak. ...Read more