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How Does Bordetella Pertussis Attack And Spread
Strep pneumoniae: This bacterium generally causes sudden shaking chills followed by a fever. The lungs are the common target,but it can also cause meningitis and sometimes causes acute septicemia(blood poisoning) spreading throughout the body which is a dire situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
InfectionAndSpread: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Bacteria attacks healthy&some not so healthy people when they are exposed to some one who is already infected&has active infection with positive bacteria in their lungs.And by close contact one can acquire that bacteria.Not every one who gets infected comes up with the active disease but some do and others overcome with body's resistannce.Those infected are contagious ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Tularemia (named for tulare county ca, where discovered), can be acquired by direct contact with animals which carry it (rabbits, wild rodents, beavers, etc.). It can be inhaled and produce pneumonia, ingested and spread through the GI tract; gotten in the eyes through infected materials, etc., etc. It can also be spread person to person. ...Read more
Viral infection: Viruses cannot live independently. They invade our cells and alter the metabolism of the cells such that the virus can replicate itself using the cell's resources and energy and often resulting in cell death, with release of virus particles that go on to infect other cells. ...Read more
Fecal-oral spread: Salmonella in general spreads be the fecal-oral route, usually in underdeveloped areas. People with it who live in areas without adequate sanitation or plumbing may end up stooling in areas near public or private water supplies. Or even in developed areas, they may not wash their hands well. The bacteria get into water or onto food and get ingested by the next person, who becomes the next victim. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Droplet: Exposure to the nasal secretions or cough of an infected person can pass it to you.It is passed with droplet (inhaled particles) or direct inoculation (contaminated fingers to nose or mouth. You incubate it for quite a while before ever having recognized cough.Your source may never have symptoms before they pass it to you. ...Read more
Vague question: Strep pneumo can cause pneumonia, endocarditis, meningitis, ear infection and infections at other sites. Please note and vaccine is available against Strep pneumo, Pneumovac. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Inflammatory respons: Several people died of respiratory failure related to swine flu. Interestingly many of these patients were otherwise healthy patients. On bronchoscopy we found that these patient developed densely packed inflammatory cells in their alveoli. It is believed that the patients that did the worst, had the healthiest immune systems and the respiratory failure was actually the patients own immune system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pneumonia : Pneumonia is a infection of lungs. It can be bacteria, viral or fungal. Fungal is rare and happens mainly in immunocompromised people . Bacterial is common and spreads through droplet infection( cough , sneezing,). Bacterial can be community acquired or hospital acquired( durning hospital admissions). Treatment depends on the cause and likely bugs causing it . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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