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Where does lead come from, how does it get into our system? can insects/vector transfer lead?

Where does lead come from, how does it get into our system? can insects/vector transfer lead?

Many sources: A common source is old lead paint. Others may be lead glaze, lead in water pipes etc. Insects do not transfer lead. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/definition/con-20035487 ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more

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How does the body know solid from liquid and turn it into waste?

How does the body know solid from liquid and turn it into waste?

Digestive acts: Once liquid or solid gets into your stomach and intestines, there are enzymes that are excretion from various glands that break down the contents and each part of the intestines have a role in turning your stomach contents into usable and non-usable forms that are them excreted. Check out this site: http://www.Biology-online.Org/7/6_food.Htm. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the aids virus do to the body and how does it form through sexual relations?

Can doctors tell me what does the aids virus do to the body and how does it form through sexual relations?

Limits immune system: The virus that causes aids is hiv. Hiv is a virus that is spread from person to person by close / intimate contact in which two people share cells / body fluids (such as intercourse or IV drug users sharing needles). The virus does not "form" through sexual relations, it is passed from person to person during sexual encounters. The virus infects cells and over time destroys the immune system. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take ?

How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take ?

Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases. ...Read more

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How did ebola get into the U.S.?

How did ebola get into the U.S.?

Ebola: Ebola reached the US through infected individuals. ...Read more

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Before the rabies virus passes the blood-brain barrier, how come the body does not destroy it?

Before the rabies virus passes the blood-brain barrier, how come the body does not destroy it?

Only if immune: This will only happen if you have previously been immunized and have antibodies to the virus. ...Read more

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Where do herpes simplex exist in the body and how does it reproduce?

Lips nose chin: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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How long does the hepatitis b vaccine itself stay inside your body?

How long does the hepatitis b vaccine itself stay inside your body?

Interesting ?: The substance injected probably last a few weeks at most. But the response brought about by the vaccine series (all 3 shots) may last forever. I ugh eat checking titters after vaccination in high-risk patients then checking levels again every ten years. Boosters given if needed. ...Read more

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How soon after HIV infection doe the virus start replicating? How quickly does it grow in your body?

How soon after HIV infection doe the virus start replicating? How quickly does it grow in your body?

HIV virus: Everyone's immune system is different but if you have any concerns that you have bee exposed get a blood test soon. ...Read more

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How does the prion get energy?

How does the prion get energy?

See below: Prions are abnormally folded proteins and per se do not need energy. The energy needed to make the precursor proteins is provided by the affected cells. ...Read more

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Do you think Ebola will become airborne? how long does it survive outside of the body?

Do you think Ebola will become airborne? how long does it survive outside of the body?

Ebola Virus: There is no evidence to suggest that Ebola will become airborne. Ebola is not an airborne virus btwn humans per the World Health Organization: “ What we know about transmission of the Ebola virus among humans”. However, WHO indicated it might be transmitted “when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus ...Read more

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How does h.Pylori get into someones body?

How does h.Pylori  get into someones body?

Person to person: The most likely mode of transmission is from person to person, by either the oral-oral route (through vomitus or possibly saliva) or perhaps the fecal-oral route. Fecal oral means a person touched infected poop, and then touched his mouth, or touched food that gets eaten. The h. Pylori dna has been found in vomitus, saliva, dental plaque, gastric juice, and feces. ...Read more

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How can fluid get into the lungs and where does it come from?

How can fluid get into the lungs and where does it come from?

Fluid "on" the: Lungs commonly means pleural fluid, in the space between the lung and chest. In the lungs means pneumonia. List for each too long to describe. ...Read more

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How do colliforms get into the vagina?

How do colliforms get into the vagina?

Needs clarification: Not sure what you are referring to here. Perhaps you are asking how coliform bacteria could be found present in the vagina. Coliform bacteria is present in feces and the anus is very near the vagina. ...Read more

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How long does the hepatitis b antibodies from the vaccine stay in your body?

How long does the hepatitis b antibodies from the vaccine stay in your body?

20+ years: Anti-hbs, antibody induced by hepatitis b vaccine, is expected to stay lifelong and provides protection against getting infected with hepatitis b at least 20 years. ...Read more

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How long does herpes live off the body? Does it have to dry or will the temperature change kill the virus?

How long does herpes live off the body? Does it have to dry or will the temperature change kill the virus?

Herpes: Herpes viruses from cold sores around the mouth can survive for four hours on plastic, three hours on cloth and two hours on the skin. ...Read more

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How long does HIV live outside the body? does the fluid need to be dry or can it die before it dries?

How long does HIV live outside the body? does the fluid need to be dry or can it die before it dries?

HIV is hard to catch: HIV is never contracted by touching it through the skin. It is not caught from inanimate objects. It is not caught from "outside of the body". ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more