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Human Pamplona Virus In Men
Often no symptoms...: Most men with hpv infection have no signs or symptoms. Hpv can infect the skin of the penis / scrotum / perianal areas and can cause warts, but many male patients who have hpv have no symptoms. Hpv can also cause dysplasia (precancer) and true cancer at these sites. In addition, hpv can infect the lips, oral cavity, tongue / tonsils and can cause warts, precancer, and cancer in these sites too. ...Read more
Can happen: The HPV virus has been known to be associated with the development of squamous cancer of the cervix. More recently, HPV has been shown to also be associated with oral squamous cancer. Since the virus is present under the foreskin of the penis and the vaginal area of the cervix, any means by which the virus can enter the oral cavity can induce the squamous cell lesion. Cunilingus is one method. ...Read more
The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more
Not as dangerous..:
It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal
warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might
be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have
a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more
All the men/boys who are hosts of thehpv virus spread it unknowingly leaving womento develop ciniii orcervical cancer. No way to targethpv in men?
Round up the kids: The Gardasil vaccine is for both boys and girls, so it is up to each family to round up the kids and take them to the doctor for shots and annual check-ups. The way to prevent infection (and future transmission) of the 2 "bad" strains of cancer-causing HPV, and the 2 strains that are the main cause of genital warts, is to vaccinate kids in middle school or high school (definitely before college). ...Read more
Personal contact: Research is incomplete, but so far transmission to humans from animals (mostly birds) has been uncommon (happily) and mostly by personal contact. Airborne transmission does not seem important at this time, but there is fear this could change if the virus mutates. If so, and if highly transmissible (i.e. infection by only a few virus particles), the world could see major epidemics. Fingers crossed! ...Read more
Measels (rubeola).: Measels is a viral infection that is thought to infect humans only. Measles is spread through respiration (contact with fluids from an infected person's nose and mouth, either directly or through aerosol transmission), and is highly contagious. Measels can be prevented by childhood vaccination against the virus. ...Read more
Wbola: 1 theory is that bats are the reservoir for Ebola. Partially eaten fruit dropped by bats may be eaten by Diuker antelopes, monkeys, apes or other mammals. Eating or handling bush meat from them can transmit the disease to humans. ...Read more
What is the origin of human t-lymphotrophic virus? Did it originate from primates (simian viruses?)?
Probably: The human t-lymphotropic virus type I is a human RNA retrovirus that is known to cause adult t-cell leukemia and lymphoma, and a demyelinating disease called htlv-i associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis. Htlv-i is one of a group of closely related primate t lymphotropic viruses. The ones that infect old-world primates are called simian t-lymphotropic viruses. ...Read more
Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions. ...Read more
Fifth Disease: Parvo b19 virus causes upper respiratory symtpoms and low grade fever which resolve promptly, to be followed by a facial rash with a "slapped cheek" appearance. The remainder of the body soon develops rashes, sparing the palms and soles. The rash will soon show central clearing, which has a "lacy, fishnet" appearance. The illness is mild and self-limited, and the rash waxes & wanes. No treatment. ...Read more
No: Viruses constantly change. Humans become immune to viruses by making antibodies. Antibodies are made only after exposure to the virus. Since there are an infinite number of possibilities of viruses the human body could potentially make antibody against all of them but the person has to be exposed to them. Unlikely that a person could live long enough to be exposed to an infinite number of viruses. ...Read more
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis. ...Read more
Can a plant harbour a human virus and then spread it other humans through disposing it into the oxygen?
Nope: No human infections are spread this way. No worries. ...Read more
How Nipah virus affecs on human & how it kills? What are the symptoms of affected with virus? Pls describe me about this
Is there a test that detects "reverse transcriptase" (not a specific virus) in humans? ...Just as a general test to rule-out certain kinds of viruses?
No, I don't think so: I have not seen a test like that for use in patients. Although, it could be being developed or used as a part of a research study. ...Read more
HTLV: HTLV stands for "Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus" -essentially a family of viruses that could cause a certain cancer -- adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. There's another disease too called HTLV-I associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis that is serious. An infectious diseases specialist can help you get evaluated for this, if you are concerned. Some populations are at risk- like Caribbean. ...Read more
DNA viruses: Hpvs are dna viruses that can cause warts, premalignancy / dysplasia, and cancers in people. Some strains are associated with skin infections and cause warts only (like warts on feet and fingers). Other strains are more commonly seen on the genitals (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, etc...) and can be spread by sexual contact. The pap test and hpv dna tests and biopsies are used to diagnose hpv. ...Read more
Sometimes...: Sometimes, fleas may carry bacteria that can infect humans. The most important and most familiar flea-borne disease in the world is plague. Plague exists in most arid regions of the world, including the western United States. The second flea-borne disease is murine typhus, which occurs worldwide, including in the southwestern U.S. And hawaii. ...Read more