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How Cholera Causes Diarrhoea
A bacterial disease: Usually typhoid fever refers to a bacterial infection due to Salmonella typhi. But it can be confused with typhus: infection due to a special bacterial type called Rickettsia, which is an intracellular parasite. Both are common with poor sanitary practices, including unsafe water supply and drainage systems. See the difference here: http://tinyurl.com/csnxwt4 & http://tinyurl.com/lj9eewt ...Read more
...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more
Bacteria: Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called salmonella typhi. It is common in under developed countries where clean potable water and good sewage systems are not available . Most us cases occur in those who have traveled and been exposed to contaminated food or water. Infected people excrete the bacteria in their stools for up to 3 months, so they are contagious until the diarrhea resolves. ...Read more
Influenza virus: There are many strains (family members) of influenza virus all over the world. Some strains affect animals and others humans. When a strain that "normally" infects animals develops the ability to infect humans, that is potentially dangerous because humans may have never had to fight off (become immune to) that strain. The "avian flu strains" come from birds. Swine flu strains came from pigs. ...Read more
Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin. The vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing are, in part, an effort by the body (in its infinite wisdom) to rid itself of the parasite, which has taken up residence inside the body, where it wreaks havoc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What (virus, foodborne bacteria, dehydration, sun poisoning) could be afflicting husband and me for 3 days straight? Bloated, queasy, me belching.
Need more info: More information would be needed from you in order to make an accurate assessment. Many different illnesses can last for 3 days and cause many different symptoms. Consider a visit with your PCP or a consult via healthtap prime or concierge. ...Read more
How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?
Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more
Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more
Lassa Fever: Incubation period is 6 to 21 days.Sx's are mild in 80% of cases. Mild cases- low fever, headache, conjunctivitis, weakness & malaise. In more severe cases sx's may include– nausea, bloody emesis or diarrhea, sore throat, bleeding of gums, eyes, nose, hearing loss, tremors, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, pain of abdomen, chest and back, cough, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, low ...Read more
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