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Lifespan of varicella zoster virus?

Lifespan of varicella zoster virus?

Lifetime: As long as you live, the virus stays with you mostly in dormant stage and occasionally flares up. ...Read more

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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


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Can seasonal allergies shorten life expectancy?

Can seasonal allergies shorten life expectancy?

Severity dependent: Allergies if sever and left untreated could lead to recurrent bacterial infections as well as lung conditions and or infections that would mimic the effects of being a chronic smoker. In this way, yes. ...Read more

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Does stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span?

Does stomach/intestinal cancer shorten your life span?

Can: All cancers of any type, especially if larger or spreading, can reduce a person's life expectancy. ...Read more

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Will hashimoto's shorten a person's life span?

Hashimoto's: When managed properly - may or may not need medication - Hashimoto's should not effect your life span. ...Read more

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Do ebola survivors develop immunity to the virus?

Do ebola survivors develop immunity to the virus?

? degree of immune?: "We know that patients who have survived do have specific antibodies in their blood," said Armand Sprecher, MD, from Médecins Sans Frontières. "Of course, what we don't know is the threshold at which antibodies give you a surrogate marker of protection. It's possible we may gather that over the course of this epidemic, as we hopefully move toward vaccination." See: ...Read more

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How come swine flu more deadly literally than bird flu?

How come swine flu more deadly literally than bird flu?

Not necessarily: Correct. There are multiple stains of both swine and bird flu and each strain has different pattern of disease and death rate. ...Read more

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Can all epstein - barr virus infected people eventually become carriers for the rest of their lives?

Can all epstein - barr virus infected people eventually become carriers for the rest of their lives?

Yes they carry the V: Yes they are carriers of the virus but virus stays dormant in the body and they are not contagious all the time. ...Read more

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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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Could flu virus mutate every year?

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Could flu virus mutate every year?

Yes: This is one of the reasons influenza vaccine has to be reformulated each year. ...Read more

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Does polio affect your life span?

Does polio affect your life span?

Probably not: If you suffered polio as a child, and now it is almost nonexistent in the USA, it may have resulted in some weakness and atrophy but will not affect lifespan. An acute case could cause death due to breathing issues, but with modern respirators, most can survive. ...Read more

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Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Yes: In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 years. Quality of life is affected by physical symptoms such as difficulty with mobility, fatigue, problems with social functioning, impaired mood and pain. ...Read more

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Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled. ...Read more

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Could everyone get mononucleosis in their life time?

Could everyone get mononucleosis in their life time?

Most do : Studies reveal that 90% of adults have antibody levels that verify a previous infection. Studies on the elderly have not been reported to see if this increases in later years. ...Read more

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What iz the life span of someone living with herpes?

Herpes: The lifespan is the same as someone who doesn't have herpes. Except in unusual and rare cases herpes doesn't effect a persons lifespan. ...Read more

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Does G6PD deficient individual has any immunity from Ebola virus?

Does G6PD deficient individual has any immunity from Ebola virus?

Not aware of any: studies that suggest that G6PD deficiency offers any immunity to Ebola. My concern would be that these people could be at risk of reactions to treatment venues that might be provided if they are infected with Ebola. ...Read more

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Will anxiety shorten my life span?

Will anxiety shorten my life span?

Anxiety: It may be because anxiety itself can have effect on lots of body physiological activities. Anxiety should be treated to minimize its negative effects. ...Read more

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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