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Doctor insights on: Gray Patch Disease Agent Of Green Sea Turtle Virus

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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


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A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?

A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?

Maybe: Several things are on the list including medications, diseases of the eye as well as other systemic diseases that can cause this. See link below for more info. Best to see eye doctor for eval http://www.aao.org/publications/eyenet/200703/am_rounds.cfm Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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What is the name of the disease that results from a dormant virus in the nervous system?

What is the name of the disease that results from a dormant virus in the nervous system?

Perhaps shingles: Herpes zoster virus seems to reside in the dorsal ganglion of the spinal cord and can become active in the form of shingles, but we have learned also plays a direct role in temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's truly scientific data that says meniere's disease is a virus?

Help! need to know if there's truly scientific data that says meniere's disease is a virus?

No: Meniere's disease has a number of suspected causes. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/menieres-disease/basics/causes/con-20028251. It's likely a combination of factors. No proof it is only due to a virus. ...Read more

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Can Agent Orange cause Huntington's Disease?

NO: Agent Orange has been implicated in many disorders, but Huntington's is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder, and NEVER secondary to chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Please answer! what virus causes alzheimer's disease?

Please answer! what virus causes alzheimer's disease?

Not a virus: Ad is caused by an abnormal accumulation of a protein in the brain called beta amyloid. It is not known what starts the disease or how to prevent progression. There are drugs available to slow progression but no cure as of yet. ...Read more

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What the difference betwen the newcastle disease virus strains?

What the difference betwen the newcastle disease virus strains?

Newcastle virus: Newcastle disease virus causes a deadly infection in many kinds of birds. In humans, it causes mild flu-like symptoms or conjunctivitis and/or laryngitis. Strains of all viruses vary in some structural components and this may increase or decrease their capacity to cause disease. Strains of NCV have been used in experiments to treat some cancers. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about Ebola virus disease and how to prevent it?

Can anyone tell me about Ebola virus disease
and how to prevent it?

Ebola: Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola virus. Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems.[1] The virus may be acquired upon contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal (commonly monkeys or fruit bats).[1] Spread through the air has not been documented in the natural environment.[2] Fruit bats are believed to carry and spread the virus without being affected. Once human infection occurs, the disease may spread between people as well. Male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. In order to make the diagnosis, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as malaria, cholera and other viral hemorrhagic fevers are first excluded. To confirm the diagnosis blood samples are tested for viral antibodies, viral RNA, or the virus itself.[1] Prevention includes decreasing the spread of disease from infected monkeys and pigs to humans. This may be done by checking such animals for infection and killing and properly disposing of the bodies if the disease is discovered. Properly cooking meat and wearing protective clothing when handling meat may also be helpful, as are wearing protective clothing and washing hands when around a person with the disease. Samples of bodily fluids and tissues from people with the disease should be handled with special caution.[1] ...Read more

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