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Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Not really...: This post was already answered(and nicely so) by dr. Albert pizzo; please refer to it. Even if there were i would not recommend it; better to stick with more conventional treatments in this instance. ...Read more

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Are there effective medicinal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Source control: Keep things clean. Cook meats and eggs thoroughly. Avoid hot dogs, deli meats, processed meats unless thoroughly cooked to 170 deg.Avoid unpasturized soft cheese. Do not leave proceesed food for prolonged periods at room temp. Listeria is a very real concern, with a high mortality rate. If you are pregnant, it can be devastating to your developing baby. See your doc if you suspect any infection. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent salmonella?

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent salmonella?

NO: Prevent salmonella infections by improve food safty practices through political action. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene. Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage. Ban unpasturized dairy products. ...Read more

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Can I take effective herbal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

Can I take effective herbal therapies to prevent a legionnaires' disease?

Nothing approved: Although, you may find claims on the web of people having taken "natural" supplement/herb that helped them cure legionnaire's, there's nothing approved or shown to be effective in studies. Given the fact that it may become fatal in certain cases if left untreated, i'd strongly suggest prompt medical attention and institution of a commonly accepted treatment. ...Read more

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Why is Listeria bacteria so deadly? What is death rate and how can I prevent it? Is Organic food safe?

Why is Listeria bacteria so deadly? What is death rate and how can I prevent it? Is Organic food safe?

Listeria: This organism is usually deadly in patients with underlying medical deficiencies, such as lymphoma, etc. This bacterium causes the infection listeriosis. It can grow and reproduce inside the host's cells and is one of the most virulent food-borne pathogens, with 20 to 30 percent of clinical infections resulting in death, but of low frequency. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for listeria infections?

Antibiotics: Ampicilin, ciprofloxacin, vancomycin can be used to treat listeriosis. These should be prescribed by doctor after a proper diagnosis has been made. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, what foods should I avoid to prevent a listeria infection?

Uncooked/unpasteur.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs. ...Read more

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