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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Is it possible to get rabies from an animal whose rabies virus is still in its incubation period?

Is it possible to get rabies from an animal whose rabies virus is still in its incubation period?

Likely not: Transmssion of the rabies virus is via virus-containing saliva which does not occur until after infection is established in the brain. Despite this, if a domesticated animal. Is the source of the bite, the animal is quarantined for a week to make sure no symptoms develop. ...Read more

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When genital warts autoinnoculate does it take the incubation period or does it grow as you get the virus in that area?

When genital warts autoinnoculate does it take the incubation period or does it grow as you get the virus in that area?

Varies: HPV is a tricky virus. The incubation period can be as short as 2 weeks and as long as one year. I am not aware of any study showing a different incubation period for autoinnoculation. ...Read more

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If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?

Rabies prophylaxis: ????? Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine will be effective. Once symptoms develop, it's too late. So if you are still without symptoms after your exposure -then just make sure to follow through with all the treatment. http://www.saovabha.com/th/default.a ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many different viruses for the common cold are there?

Can you let me know how many different viruses for the common cold are there?

Many: Upper respiratory viral infections or colds are the most common respiratory viral illnesses causing hundreds of millions of infections per year. They are caused by a variety of viruses the rhinovirus(over 100 types) being the most common. Coronaviruses, parainfluenza viruses, respiratory syncytial viruses, adenoviruses, metapneumoviruses, enteroviruses and bocoviruses are the other causes. ...Read more

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What does the common cold virus actually do to my body?

What does the common cold virus actually do to my body?

Many viruses: There are many species of virus that cause the common cold. Essentially they make you miserable for a few days, stimulate your immune system, and possibly set you up for a secondary infection particularly if you're a child, a smoker, an allergy sufferer or infirm. ...Read more

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What period of time is someone who has a common cold contagious?

What period of time is someone who has a common cold contagious?

Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Can t1d be triggered by a common cold virus, not just the coxsackie virus? Any answers appreciated!

Can t1d be triggered by a common cold virus, not just the coxsackie virus? Any answers appreciated!

No: T1DM can happen gradually with a buildup of anti-insulin producing cell antibodies for weeks or months when some triggering event brings out symptomatic disease.An illness of any description could be the tipping point, because it triggers stress hormones that raise the blood sugar.There are other ways to kill off insulin production (genetic ,toxic) but a cold will not do the deed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Is it possible for type 1 diabetes to be triggered by a common cold virus?

Define "trigger": T1DM is a process that emerges after a period of time when the body looses its ability to make insulin.The apparent mechanism involves destruction of insulin producing cells by auto-immune antibodies. The source of those antibodies is illusive but thought to include enteroviral infections.The disease often presents after a triggering illness, but could be diagnosed earlier by specific tests. ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more