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I Love Oysters What Is The Risk That I Will Catch Vibrio Vulnificus
When I was little mom always cooked the life out of porkchops. Can I still get a foodborne illness from undercooked pork?
I ate some raw chicken that was served to me. What is the chance of me getting salmonella? Don't go to the blazing onion.
Was served raw chicken at a restaurant. Didn't realize it until I consumed an extremely raw piece. What are the chances of getting sick? What to do?
It's pretty low: but pretty obvious if you get salmonella. Pepto-bismal has some mild effects. Doubtful if antibiotics can be preventative (the chicken was already eating enough of those for the both of you!!!). more detailed info can be found by clicking on the lings ta the bottom of www.nerdpocalypse.net and directly coonecting with me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand that the harmful form of ecoli that killed my mom needs contaminated food to survive. How long does it live without it? Months? Years?
Is it safe to eat salmon sushi? I've recently heard about the possible rusk of getting tapeworm from if?
Rare, preventable: Unlike most fish eaten raw as sushi or sashimi, salmon can contain the fish tapeworm and other parasites. However, these are killed by freezing, and in the US, salmon intended to be eaten raw is required by law to be frozen first. So the actual risk is very low. However, this may not be the case in all countries, and I would recommend avoiding raw salmon if uncertain of local laws. ...Read more
What are the chances of chlamydia from eating a girl out? I know its extremely rare for someone to catch HIV this way. What about with chlamydia?
Oral Sex and STDs: It is very unlikely for the partner performing oral sex on a female to get infected with chlamydia. Chlamydia is more of a infection of the cervix, not the labia or clitoris and thus very low risk of transmission with simple oral sex. . Now, the same does not go the other way. A partner performing oral sex on an infected penis is at high risk for getting chlamydia. ...Read more
If u touch's fish blood win doin' the fish can u get a disease from it and what happens if possible fish's blood got splash in2 the nose? what happens?
Is calamari a shellfish? Also if i wanted to eat fried calamari should I worry about the transfer from the oil that it is cooked in?
Calamari = shellfish: Shellfish refers to mollusks and crustaceans. Calamari is squid, a member of the mollusk family along with snails, and bivalves (scallops, clams, oysters, mussels). Allergy to mollusks is generally mediated by the protein tropomyosin which is also found in crustaceans: shrimp, crab, crayfish and lobster. The oil may be ok, but i would not bet on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you catch a virus from smelling vomit from a distance?There was some kinx of sour smell in the office that i share, i dont know what it is I worry
Why does consuming the flesh of another human make us ill and catch kuru but we can still eat other animals?
Is it true that cats cause infertility? How to protect myself if I have two cats & no intension to give them up? Thanks!
My rabbit has fungal infection.. ringworm..Does it spread to humans?? Is it zoonois??How can I prevent that?? What r d odds of me getting it frm him?
How bad is Zika in Brazil? I was supposed to go next month. Is it so bad that the vast majority of mosquitoes are infected? Or not quite that bad?
Cat does not have toxoplasmosis - can the powder from the litter i smell when i kiss him be harmful to baby (pregnant)?
How long does Salmonella live in the refrigerator? It's been a year since we defrosted a turkey. I hoone.. Is it dead? Salmonella scares me.
It's not worth it...: The turkey is dead. The Salmonella and other bacteria... who knows? There's a reason for cleaning out refrigerators every month, and throwing out old stuff. Fresh poultry can be at 1-40 degrees only a few days. In the deep freeze, below 0 degrees, maybe 6-12 months. A raw turkey, sitting in the fridge for a whole year... put it in the trash on trash day (with any other old stuff from the fridge). ...Read more
I have HPV. Is it transmitted to my kids if I'm pregnant in the future? Is it harmful? How can I prevent it from transmitting if so? Help!
Depends: The genital wart HPV can be passed during the birthing process if the mom is shedding virus.They may then show up on the babies genitals in their first 2+/- years and rarely may be found on the babies vocal cords. C section delivery prior to ruptured membranes would eliminate the possibility, but is rarely needed as most are not shedding continuously. ...Read more
Is it safe for someone who has a bad case of scabies to be cooking at a restaurant? I don't want those bugs!
Scabies: Scabies mites are spread by direct bodily contact with a person, and more unlikely from wearing clothing or sitting on an infected couch. Treating with medication may kill the mite before the rash and itching are gone. Though spread in a restaurant setting is almost impossible, respect your patrons by making sure you are treated and your clothing disinfected before going back to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can vibrio vulnificus survive on cloth after contact with possible infected seawater? Clothes were wet and got in my car.
Vibrio vulnificus: Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped (bacillus), pathogenic bacteria of the genus Vibrio. It is usually found worldwide in coastal or estuarine environments with water temperatures from 9 to 31 °C. The organism has the ability to evade destruction in highly acidic environments such as the stomach. It can potentially survive on a wet cloth. ...Read more
used it before ?: If you used it before you can resume your full activities by 6 wk in a uncomplicated case, speak to your doctor for guidance. May advise you to do exercises to tone up your muscles. ...Read more
Vibrio cholerae produces toxin and is capable of causing cholera only when it is lysogenic. Why is this?
Vibrio cholerae: " CTXf gains entry to the V. cholerae cell by way of the toxin-regulated pili—the surface organelles required for intestinal colonization. Its genes are then incorporated into host chromosome, inducing the cell to secrete CT" See pages 121 & 122 of REF: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/admicrob6.pdf ...Read more
I just read about vibrio in Florida. I have mosquito scars and I'm now afraid to travel on Fl in 5 days. Should I cancel my trip?
Not well: The organism is killed by stomach acid so those with diminished levels of gastric acid are more susceptible. If you ingest enough, some danger through. ...Read more
V.parahemolyticus: V.Parahemolyticus is often associated with a history of seafood ingestion or wounds in sea water. Unfortunately, conventional antibiotic therapy does not shorten the course of hemolytic or dysenteric illness (painful for some). As in all diarrheal diseases, the key is adequate rehydration. If diarrhea persists more than 5 days, patients may benefit from treatment with tetracycline or a quinolone. ...Read more
Definitely E. coli: There is no cholera here in the United States, thanks in part to our excellent water and sewer systems, so there's very little chance of any type of outbreak. Usually where you see cholera outbreaks are in areas of civil war (like Yemen right now) or after a huge disaster like Haiti a few years ago from the earthquake. E. coli is much more common in the USA, and there are different types-like ETEC ...Read more
A bacterium: V. Parahaemolyticus is found in warm ocean water and is classically transmitted to humans by eating raw shellfish, especially oysters. The finding of this organism in sea water or shellfish does not at all imply sewage contamination. Because of global warming, oysters harvested as far north as alaska have acquired the organism where in the past it was mostly gulf of mexico shellfish. ...Read more
Is Vibrio Cholerae Cholera a permanent disease to have? Does it stay and cause continual in the body for life? Does treatment cure Vibrio Cholerae?
Not permanent: Cholera is a diarrheal illness caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. It runs it course over 1-2 weeks, then clears up. The amount of fluid loss through severe diarrhea is what makes it dangerous, but once it clears up, the problem is over. There is no chronic infection and asymptomatic people don't carry V. cholerae. If you are healthy or have recovered from cholera, no worries! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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