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Helminthosporium Victoriae Virus 1
Good question: The HIV test to which you refer is an elisa assay which is quite sensitive but not as specific as the confirmatory western blot. These measure the presence of antibodies to the HIV and these may take from 2 wks to several months to develop. If you run the test before the antibodies have appeared, it will be negative, only to change to positive once antibody formation has occurred. ...Read more
Not difficult: Ebola is spread by direct contact with the body and fluids of an infected person. It does not spread through air, flood or other means. So if you do not travel to West Africa, and stay away from any known case you will not be exposed nor get infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different viruses: That means having immunity to one type does not protect you from another type. There are eight currently identified types of the human herpes virus family: herpes 1 (HHV1), herpes 2 (HHV2), varicella zoster (HHV3, chicken pox, shingles), Ebstein Barr (HHV4, EBV), cytomegalovirus (HHV5, CMV), roseola (HHV6, sixth disease), human herpes virus 7 (HHV7), and Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (HHV8). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally.....: Newborns start maternally acquired passive immunity from birth against common infections. This period of protection generally lasts between 2-3 months, depending upon the immunity levels in mother. While one month olds can get some viral infections they weren't born with protection against, important thing is to get them checked esp if they have fever, or change in their oral intake etc. ...Read more
If one doesn't develop symptoms of Ebola 56 days after potential exposure, is the threat of the virus zilch?
Low; not zilch. As: are different viruses with different immunogenic characteristics, cell & tissue susceptibility issues and, as always, the route and severity of exposure into actual bodily fluids are key issues as to whether infection occurs or not. ...Read more
Is it bad for some one who is on Prilosec to take garlic pills? Thinking about taking it for a few days to protect against viruses.
Which mosquito carries west nile virus? And how can I recognize it? I’ve heard only one kind of mosquito can actually give you west nile virus. Is there a way to tell if the mosquito that bit me is the “right” kind?
NO: There is no way to recognize a west nile virus mosquito from a non virus carrying mosquito. They all look same and bite same. I am sorry there is no way to tell the right kind.I know it isn't a big help at this time. May be in future we w'll have more information. Just please avoid all kinds of mosquitos. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: I have never seen or read of this association but anything is possible. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's possible to not catch the virus when my whole family's going down one by one with it?
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