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Doctor insights on: Gerns That Infect Both Humans And Pets

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Do dog sicknesses usually infect humans too?

Do dog sicknesses usually infect humans too?

Some: Infections that spread from animals to man are called zoonoses and dog zoonoses including cutaneous larva migrans (an immature dog roundworm) , echinococcosis (the larval form of a dog tapeworm, a bacterium called capnocytophaga from dog bites and the classical one rabies. ...Read more

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When did HIV first infect human beings and where from did it emerge?

When did HIV first infect human beings and where from did it emerge?

1930's: There is a case from the 1930's that has been retrospectively diagnosed in uk as due to hiv. It is currently felt that HIV got to humans from a simian immunodeficiency virus, either through the butchers who slaughtered the chimps and monkeys for food, or by other means. ...Read more

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How does HIV infect humans?

How does HIV infect humans?

In reality: During birth, from risky sex, by sharing needles, and by infusion of infected blood products. This is a very basic question for anyone in the 21st century to be asking. During the old times when there was no effective treatment, people who were positive simply didn't infect their uninfected family members except by these routes. Ignore "theoretical" risks -- they just don't happen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of cell does herpesviridae (herpesvirus) infect in humans?

What type of cell does herpesviridae (herpesvirus) infect in humans?

Skin cells: The herpes virus comes in 2 types: herpes simplex (hsv) 1&2. Antibodies (igg) to both viruses can be tested to see if you have lasting immunity and (igm) short-term antibodies check to see if you have had a recent infection. Unfortunately the igg levels can not tell how long ago you were exposed. Also herpes 1 & 2 viruses can cause either oral or genital herpes. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can a polio virus infect animals as well as humans?

Can a polio virus infect animals as well as humans?

Vets: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www.Mypeted.Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www.Justanswer.Com/sip/veterinary * ask a vet: http://www.Banfield.Com/pet-owners/pet-health/ask-a-vet * good luck. ...Read more

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Would it be very likely for a human to get sick from a dog infected with "kennel cough"?

Would it be very likely for a human to get sick from a dog infected with "kennel cough"?

Kennel cough: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bronchispeptica. It is not transmitted to humans. ...Read more

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Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body  area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways,rabies or no rabies,if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered,as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections.Get to a doc now! ...Read more

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Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks

Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks

Don't know of any : Cases from clostridium tetani. However it can happen with clostridium botulism. See this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nim.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001624/ ** infant botulism can occur with raw honey or corn syrup. Home canned foods can be contaminated with it. ...Read more

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