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Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus
How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis start are you infectious and spreading the virus?
Depends: Different viruses can cause conjunctivitis and they will begin shedding at different times before symptoms start. In general, someone who develops viral conjunctivitis probably started shedding virus (and could spread it to someone else) 24-48 hours before their own symptoms started. ...Read more
Anything out there fda approved to detect all human infectious diseases? How many test would be needed to achieve this request? 16srna and viruses?
Not to my knowledge: If you are having symptoms of what you think may be a viral illness it would be best to check with your pcp in order to run some basic test. CBC ESR etc. To my knowledge there is not an fda approved single test to detect any and all viral infections as there are many different viruses that are being detected, possibly related to destruction of their natural habitat (rain forest). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CulturesTcellsAntibo: 1 Bacterial,Viral and Fungi Cultures 2Antibodies and quantitative Titers,IGG&IGM 3 T Helper Cells Count as is done in AIDS Cases 4 Blood Smear for Parasites like in Malaria 5 Viral Load Test by PCR 6 Antigen as in the case of Hepatitis B.Hep B Surface Antigen is used for screening of Hepatitis B 7 Interferon-Gamma release assay test for TB Infection which measures the immune responce to the TB Inf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rabies can only be transmitted if infectious material ( tears, saliva, neural tissue, cerebrospinal fluid- brain fluid) of a rabid animal contaminates mucous membranes, open wound, bite , scratch of a human. Even blood and feces( stool) of a rabid animal is not considered infectious if a person is exposed to them. (Source : Pediatric Red Book) ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my brother is HIV infected and if his unwashed underpants were left in the bathroom for about 3 weeks. Can virus be still infectious?
Viruses: They stay active on surfaces for quite a while although its a different time for many, you can catch any if you try. ...Read more
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