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How can you get botulism?

How can you get botulism?

Food & wounds: Botulism is caused by a toxin made by the c. Botulinum bacteria. In adults, botulism is usually caused by eating contaminated food (improperly prepared canned or fermented foods) or when a wound gets contaminated by the bacteria. Infant botulism can happen in the first year of life--risk factors include eating honey and exposure to contaminated soil. ...Read more

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Dr. Ricardo Maselli
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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An illness due to toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. ...Read more


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How can you get brucellosis?

How can you get brucellosis?

Animals and food: You get brucellosis by contact with fluids from infected animals (sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, etc.) or by consuming foods such as unpasteurized milk and cheese. ...Read more

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How can you get impetigo?

How can you get impetigo?

Bacteria: This is caused bya bacterial infection caused by staph or strep. You can get itfrom someone else of you have a cut in your skin. ...Read more

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How can you get scabies?

How can you get scabies?

Close contact: It is a mite that lives on the body and can be transferred by close bodily contact. It can take up to 6 weeks to cause symptoms after the contact occurs. ...Read more

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How can you get lead poisoning?

How can you get lead poisoning?

Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read more

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How can you get chiggers?

How can you get chiggers?

Chiggers: Chiggers live in areas with brush, long grass or weeds ; are usually out in the afternoon. Chigger larvae attach to skin that is tender, inject enzymatic saliva that dissolves the skin and then drink it. The larvae are. ...Read more

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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex : Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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How can you get gonorrhea?

How can you get gonorrhea?

Sexual activity: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...Read more

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How can you get epilepsy?

How can you get epilepsy?

Epilepsy: 33 M TN asks: How can you get epilepsy? ANS: inherited, Birth trauma, brain injury, viral or bacterial infection, brain tumor, immune disease to mention the major causes and idiopathic. Idiopathic is Dr. talk for we don't know what the hell causes it. ...Read more

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How can a baby get botulism?

How can a baby get botulism?

No honey for infants: Most cases of botulism happen in infancy, and the spores of the clostridium bacteria produce a toxin that can be found in canned foods and honey, so that's why we don't recommend giving honey to babies less than a year old. ...Read more

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How can you get hives and how can you get rid of them?

How can you get hives and how can you get rid of them?

It depends...: Hives can be acute, due to an allergic reaction (foods, meds, or stinging insect allergy). They can also be more chronic and due to other causes such as illness/infection, autoimmune disease, physical factors (cold, heat, pressure) or even can be idiopathic (no identifiable reason). Regardless, hives are due to histamine release and can usually be treated with antihistamines or steroids if severe. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes?

How can you get herpes?

From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more

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How can you actually get tonsillitis?

How can you actually get tonsillitis?

Inflammation: Tonnsilitis is an inflammation of your tonsils. It may be viral or it may be a strep infection. An evaluation is important to determine if it is strep because strep can be serious if not treated. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for salmonella?

How can you get tested for salmonella?

Salmonella infection: through a stool sample. If a person is septic - blood can be tests. ...Read more

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How can I get toxoplasmosis?

How can I get toxoplasmosis?

From a litter box: The parasite, toxoplasma is excreted in the stool of healthy appearing house cats. It can be acquired from a task as simple as changing a litter box without washing ones hands. ...Read more

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Could you explain how quickly can you get pregnant?

Could you explain how quickly can you get pregnant?

Sex when ovulation: You have to ovulate in order to get pregnant. If you are not at or near that point in your cycle you wont get pregnant. ...Read more

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How can you get meningococcal disease?

How can you get meningococcal disease?

Person to person: Meningococcal disease is spread from one person to another by throat or respiratory secretions (eg, coughing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils). The bacteria can't live outside the body for more than a few minutes, so they don't get spread by being left on objects such as door handles or faucets. ...Read more

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How do you prevent botulism?

Botulism: Botulism usually occurs when you ingest contaminated canned food. Person to person transmission of botulism does not occur. Make sure that any canned food you eat has not expired. Also, avoid feeding honey to infants (infant botulism). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Where to begin...: Some examples.... 1. The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Unsafe handling and storage of food 3. Handling food while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products, ending up on your table 5. Using contaminated food in your recipes (e.g. bloated cans of vegetables, unpasteurized honey, others ...Read more

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How do you get lead poisoning?

Many possibilities. : Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...Read more