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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 is diphtheria transmitted?

How is diphtheria transmitted?

Droplets/drainage: Diptheria is spread by contact with respiratory tract droplets from a respiratory carrier or drainage from skin lesions from a person with cutaneous diptheria.. ...Read more

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How is anthrax transmitted?

How is anthrax transmitted?

Air-borne: Anthrax is an air-borne illness. These spores can live in sheeps wool and get into the body by inhalation. ...Read more

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How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

Fecal oral route: Food or water contaminated by human or animal feces of an infected or colonized animal is the mode of spread. Failure to wash hands after touching contaminated meat products or failing to cook contaminated meat adequately allows this fecal oral route to succeed. ...Read more

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How is polio transmitted?

How is polio transmitted?

ByIngetingInfectedSe: The Polio is transmitted from person to person by contact with infected secretions from nose or mouth or contact with infected feces It enters the body by ingesting infected food or water or touch mouth with ccontaminated hands It can rarely also transmitted through contact with saliva and nasal secretions And swimming in infected non chlorinated pool as was the case with President Roosevelt ...Read more

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How is plague transmitted?

How is plague transmitted?

Flea bites: In areas of poor hygiene/sanitation; where rats congregate, as it is the flea from the rat that transmits the yersinia pestis to humans. Low income areas; those damaged by natural or man-made disasters. ...Read more

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How is chickenpox transmitted?

How is chickenpox transmitted?

Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters). ...Read more

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How is pneumonia transmitted?

How is pneumonia transmitted?

Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read more

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How is cjd transmitted?

How is cjd transmitted?

Various: There are at least 2 forms. Classic and new variant. Classic includes sporatic and familial) sporadic - which it is unknown but usually occurs later in life. Familial- which is passed genetically. Variant- mostly contamination (small percentage- ie contaminated medical instruments or eating contaminated foods). ...Read more

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How is leptospirosis transmitted and how is it treated?

How is leptospirosis transmitted and how is it treated?

Surroundings: Humans most often become infected after exposure to environmental sources, such as animal urine, contaminated water or soil, or infected animal tissue. Portals of entry include cuts or abraded skin, mucous membranes or conjunctiva. The vast majority of infections with leptospira are self-limiting. Although penicillins, tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, and Erythromycin have antileptospiral activity. ...Read more

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How is smallpox transmitted?

How is smallpox transmitted?

Inhaling the virus: Smallpox is highly contagious. In most cases, people get smallpox by inhaling droplets of saliva, which are full of virus, during face-to-face contact with an infected person. ...Read more

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What is listeria and how is it transmitted?

What is listeria and how is it transmitted?

Foodborne: Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium, can be acquired from a number of foods especially cold cuts, smoked fish and unpasteurized milk or cheese. It is especially worrisome when acquired by immunosuppressed people and pregnant women. ...Read more

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How is legionnaires disease transmitted?

How is legionnaires disease transmitted?

Ihalation: The bacterium Legionella Pneumophila causes most cases of Legionnaire's Disease & is spread when microscopic water drops are inhaled. ...Read more

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How is fever transmitted?

How is fever transmitted?

It's not: Fever is a physical response of the individual to stimulus. As infectious debris in the blood passes through the brain temperature sensor it sends out commands to increase the metabolism which causes the body temperature to rise. Fever is not "transmitted" to anyone, but if caused by a germ, that germ might be passed in several ways, ie saliva,sex,blood, airborne. ...Read more

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How is c-diff transmitted?

How is c-diff transmitted?

Stool contact: You generally acquire it by taking antibiotics, but it can also be transmitted from person-to-person (contact with stool). ...Read more

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How is avian flu transmitted? How is avian flu transmitted between birds and humans? How do humans pass it along? .

How is avian flu transmitted? How is avian flu transmitted between birds and humans? How do humans pass it along?

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FROM DEAD OR SICK BI: Usually from dead or sick poultry, people who work with poultry and birds it is highlycontagious in birds and rare cases reported in humans, and can be fatal.Humans can not pass this to other humans. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted?

How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom"). ...Read more

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How HIV is transmitted?

How HIV is transmitted?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more

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How is bacterial meningitis transmitted?

How is bacterial meningitis transmitted?

Bacterial meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is usually severe. While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. There are several pathogens (types of germs) that can cause bacterial meningitis. Some of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in the United States include haemophilus influenzae (most often caused by type b, hib). ...Read more

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