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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Prion Infection

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I'm afraid of getting a prion disease. How can I prevent this?

I'm afraid of getting a prion disease. How can I prevent this?

VERY rare: Prion disease are extremely rare Creutzfeld Jacob disease for instance has a one in million rate of occurrence Don't worry?! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.

Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.

See below: This is a group of diseases. All uncommon. The only preventive measure it not eat meat from animals that may be affected. For more information you may consult these two sites.
https://www. Niaid. Nih. Gov/diseases-conditions/prion-diseases
http://www. Cdc. Gov/prions/index. Html ...Read more

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Is altzheimer's a prion disease?

Is altzheimer's a prion disease?

Alzheimer dementia: Can show plaques in the brain that can stain similarly to those in prion diseases but are not clearly the same sort of protein. ...Read more

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Does the fact that ive ate meat from hunted deer in the past put me at risk of developing a prion disease in the future?

Does the fact that ive ate meat from hunted deer in the past put me at risk of developing a prion disease in the future?

No evidence: Prion disease is extremely rare to begin with. No case from hunted animals has ever been documented. And there are a lot of hunters out there bagging deer and other wild animals. Don't lose any sleep over this one. ...Read more

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What is a prion disease?

What is a prion disease?

Prions: Prions are a protein that is misfolded and accumulates and deposits in the body. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a prion disease?

What are the symptoms of a prion disease?

Neuro: Decline in mental function, rapid over a few months. The hallmark symptom, often present, is myoclonic jerks while fully conscious. Lack of coordination is common if the cerebellum is involved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a prion disease? Prion disease?

Multiple diseases: Prion diseases included a number of disorders. The most prominent, cjd, causes, dementia, ataxia, weird painful sensations, seizures, wasting etc. For more information please consult the following site.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/prions/. ...Read more

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What is the most common way a person gets a prion disease?

Ingestion: Current research suggests that the primary method of infection in animals is through ingestion.

Knowledge in this field is in the formative stages, and research is continuing, trying to elucidate the means of transmission.

Good news: clearly, occurrence is not common in humans; and when it occurs in animals, e.g. "mad cow disease", is isolated and eliminated, thus no spread. ...Read more

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How do I make sure I never get a prion disease? Saw something about it on tv and they look horrifying

How do I make sure I never get a prion disease? Saw something about it on tv and they look horrifying

Don't think about it: Prion disease is extremely rare. Classic cases are usually genetic or having to do with cannibalism. Mad cow disease causing human prion disease is a possibility but it is not well established. One can eliminate meat from diet but there is no way to ensure you won't get it. It is out of your control so relax and don't let something like this stop you from living. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for prion disease? Pet scan?

Why r u concerned?: No one eats human brains anymore, so human "prion disease" = cjd. There are 3 types: sporadic, familial & variant. Sporadic is impossible to predict. Familial runs in families; it's genetic and can be tested for but genotype does not predict phenotype. Variant is contracted by eating contaminated beef. Check out www. Cjdsurveillance. Com. My advice: find something else to worry about. ...Read more

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Could organ and blood donation cause prion disease?

Could organ and blood donation cause prion disease?

Not for donor: A donor of an organ or blood cannot be infected with a prion disease. An organ recipient can become infected with a prion disease if the donor suffered from that disease. For example, until this was recognized and screening initiatted, it was possible to transmit creutzfeld-jacob disease through cornea transplant. ...Read more

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Can I get a prion disease from eating calf brains or only by handling uncooked ones?

Either potentially: Cooking does not inactivate the malfolded infectious prion protein nor does formalin treatment. It was shown decades ago that brain in formalin for years could transmit cjd. ...Read more

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Is it possible that Alzheimer's and many other dementias are a prion disease since the real cause has never been determined?

Is it possible that Alzheimer's and many other dementias are a prion disease since the real cause has never been determined?

Yes: Researchers are already discussing this. The term prion just means that protein misfolding self-perpetuates. It is not an actual disease itself but more if a descriptive term ...Read more

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I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?

I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?

No: It will rule different type of sleep apnea. Insomnia usually is psychological and usually responds to good sleep hygiene and physical exhaustion. Why are you concerned about an uncommon neurological Disease? ...Read more

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How can prion diseases be prevented?

How can prion diseases be prevented?

There are many forms: Of Prion disease from Fatal Familial Insomnia to Kuru. Generally speaking I would avoid eating brains form any source (see my editorial in the British Medical Journal Lancet) also avoid blood products from potentially contaminated sources where there have been cases of Variant CJD (Mad cow disease). Some cases occur through spontaneous mutations, corneal transplants and contaminated allographs. ...Read more

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How to cure and prevent virginal infection?

How to cure and prevent virginal infection?

Pelvic Exam: Get a pelvic exam by your physician and get treated if there is an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for saunas prevent infections?

Is it possible for saunas prevent infections?

A sauna like...: ...You might find in a health club? No. They don't prevent infection. ...Read more

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How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

Washing and cooking: To prevent e. Coli infections, one needs to wash thoroughly all fruits and vegetables, which will lower but not eliminate the risk, and thoroughly cook all meat products, especially ground beef. Proper cleaning of all food preparation areas will also be important in preventing the infection. ...Read more

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What's the role of lysine in preventing infections?

Herpes: Lysine appears to interfere with herpes virus metabolism of arginine, so its use in infections is to reduce herpes flares (both cold sores as well as genital herpes). ...Read more

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How to prevent e.Coli infection?

Wash hands cook food: Nearly all E. coli infections are the result of a fecal-oral transmission route. This means wash hands and and don't eat undercooked ground meat from giant producers you don't know. ...Read more

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I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?

See below:: Drink plenty of water, for cleaning wipe front to back, empty bladder after intercourse. For more info see this site.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286/dsection=prevention. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a sinus infection?

How can you prevent a sinus infection?

Use Saline Spray: One inexpensive way to help prevent sinus infections is to use a daily saline spray which you can buy over the counter. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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What to do to prevent a yeast infection?

What to do to prevent a yeast infection?

Prevention: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Avoid sugar: Dental caries are not due to a fluoride deficiency but rather to too much sugar and not enough brushing. Stay away from sugary food and drink, or brush your teeth immediately afterwards. ...Read more

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How can salmonella infection be prevented?

How can salmonella infection be prevented?

See below: Vaccination of feed animals.
Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters.
Improve food safty practices.
Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats.
Food handler hygene.
Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage.
Ban unpasturized dairy products.
There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read more

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How we can prevent fungus infection in skin?

How we can prevent fungus infection in skin?

Sometimes: Sometimes you cannot prevent it. Patients usually get it during the summer when we sweat more and dust-dirt can interact with the skin easier. The fungus lives in dirt. You get from pet, comb, brush etc. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent HIV infection?

What's the best way to prevent HIV infection?

Avoid risky behavior: Don't have sex of any kind without a condom or other excellent protection.
Don't share needles.
Don't exchange any body fluids with anyone who might be infected.
You know the rap.
Know about pep as a last resort.
Be careful. ...Read more

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Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Yes.: Good handwashing is key! Rotavirus causes bad diarrhea and in newborns, elderly and people with weak immune systems, can cause severe dehydration... And sometimes death. Another way to prevent rotavirus is to have your infant vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective. Cheers! ...Read more

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Do mucous membranes help to prevent infections?

Do mucous membranes help to prevent infections?

Well: The more intact mucous membranes are the better. But, frankly many infections can be transmitted THROUGH mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Is there a method for preventing HIV infection?

Is there a method for preventing HIV infection?

HIV prevention.: Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex, you may be able to take advantage of newer medicines such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Check out this CDC link....
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/prevention. Html ...Read more

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Please tell me how to prevent a yeast infection?

Please tell me how to prevent a yeast infection?

Try acidlophilus: Or probiotics you have to take them everyday, avoid heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area meaning loose fitting clothes, no underpants when not necessary, getting out of wet and sweatty clothes asap. ...Read more

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How to get rid of and prevent infection in a burn?

Better to prevent: A partial thickness burn is characterized by blister formation. Having treated burns for 25+ years, my advice is to unroof the blister and expose the raw surface underneath. This eliminates the possibility of the blister fluid becoming infected and converting the burn to full thickness. Wash with soap/water 1-2x/day, apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. If infected, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I use to prevent reccurent yeast infection?

Fluconazole: A single dose of fluconazole (trade name Diflucan® in the US) taken once a week by mouth often is highly effective in preventing recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Ask your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do cranberry pills help prevent a bladder infection?

No: For many years, it was believed that cranberry juice could help prevent urinary tract infections. However, more recent research in the past 10 years shows that it has no effect. If you like cranberry juice, drink it as much as you like. But neither juice nor cranberry pills will prevent UTI, so don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent a yeast infection?

Stay away from: Sugar in all its forms. Yeast uses sugar in the process of fermentation (beer, wine etc) and taking sugar provides a nice feast for the yeast. It can actually set up fermentation in the bowel and cause "bubbles and squeaks" from the abdomen as it makes alcohol. ...Read more

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How do you prevent getting recurring skin infections?

How do you prevent getting recurring skin infections?

TLC: Keep skin healthy by avoiding cuts and sores --- use anti-bacterial cleansers. ...Read more

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Will having your tonsils out help prevent infections?

Will having your tonsils out help prevent infections?

Throat infections: People with recurrent tonsillitis benefit greatly from having their tonsils out. That being said it is a very uncomfortable procedure to have done and you want to be sure that you had significant infections that have not responded properly to antibiotic therapy before undergoing tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to prevent sinus infection?

What is the best medicine to prevent sinus infection?

Keep drainage active: Keep the drainage active and you can do that by
1 drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated
2 use a central humidifier in your home, breathing dry air can hinder drainage
3use electrststic filters to your air conditioning vents
4 avoid chemicals or envoirenmental elements like pollen&cigarette smoke
5limit alcohol intake
6treat common cold properly
7 use nasal irrigation frequently
8 get flu shots. ...Read more