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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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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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Are fresh vegetables washed just before eating still able to infect humans if they were contaminated before washing? how do you know if they are safe?

Are fresh vegetables washed just before eating still able to infect humans if they were contaminated before washing? how do you know if they are safe?

Washed fresh veggies: can infect but the probability for that is low. Use a scrub brush to lower it even more. Best of all is to buy organic vegetables. They are more expensive but no chemicals are used in their growth, Peace and good health. ...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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How are humans infected by west nile virus?

How are humans infected by west nile virus?

Mosquito bite: West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne infection that originated in the tropics. It causes a flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected . It causes neuroinvasive disease in ...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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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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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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How can a human get infected from parvo virus?

How can a human get infected from parvo virus?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html. ...Read more