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Could CMV be transfered through food?

Could CMV be transfered through food?

No: Not unless you count breast milk as food. It is transmitted person to person in various body fluids and secretions. Not in food, not in water, not in animals. ...Read more

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Can EBV be transmitted through food sources?

Can EBV be transmitted through food sources?

No: Ebv, epstein barr virus, is transmitted by coming into contact with the secretions, usually saliva, of another individual who is shedding the virus. ...Read more

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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that aids can be transferred through coughing?

Is it possible that aids can be transferred through coughing?

No: Aids is spread by blood to blood contact such by sharing needles in IV drug abuse or by sexual contact. It can also be spread from mother to baby during birth. ...Read more

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How likely is it to pass herpes 2 to your baby through a c-section?

How likely is it to pass herpes 2 to your baby through a c-section?

Very Unlikely: This is very unlikely and why we do c-sections if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more

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Could radiation be transmitted to you through airborne?

Could radiation be transmitted to you through airborne?

Depends: Radiation refers to particles like electrons going through space being emanated from a radioactive source. So, in that sense that are through the air, but it is unlike viruses transmitting through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. We are subject to radiation from space all the time and then from earthbound sources. ...Read more

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Is 'immunity' to an illness acquired via a vaccinating the mom and passing it to a baby in breastmilk?

Placental vs milk: The mothers shot prior to pregnancy allows her to build immunity that will pass in the placenta to baby. Baby actually gets more immunity/pound than mom thru a placental multiplier effect.Protective levels last at least 3mo for most germs, baby shots @ 2m help bridge the gap so baby builds their own. Breast milk transfers non specific IgA that helps prevent some germs from infecting baby. ...Read more

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Could herpangina able to be transferred from mouth to genitalia?

Could herpangina able to be transferred from mouth to genitalia?

Yes: herpes is tranmittable from your mouth to the genitals by direct contact with the infected persons saliva. ...Read more

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Can a baby be allergic to " rice" via mothers breast milk? How likely is it that granddaughter is allergic to inside dogs and cat?

Can a baby be allergic to " rice" via mothers breast milk? How likely is it that granddaughter is allergic to inside dogs and cat?

Food or pet allergy: A baby can be allergic to foods eaten by the mother, and can be sensitized in utero or via breast milk, but rice allergies are fairly uncommon in the us. The top six food allergies or groups of allergens are milk, egg, wheat, peanut/tree nuts, soy and fish/shellfish. When children first start showing allergies, pets are often among the first reactions they experience , since they are indoors most. ...Read more

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Sperm has to go through a process before being able to penetrate the egg?

Sperm has to go through a process before being able to penetrate the egg?

Correct: Sperm need to prepare themselves for egg penetration by first undergoing the acrosome reaction (to expose the enzymes that will dissolve the egg shell covering the egg) and then capacitation, that allows them to actually penetrate the egg once the egg shell is traversed. ...Read more

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If someone where to catch hep c could you ever be cured from it and not be contagious? And would the body be able to fight it off?

If someone where to catch hep c could you ever be cured from it and not be contagious?  And would the body be able to fight it off?

Hepatitis C: While it is very difficult some humans handle the hepatitis c infection and clear it without treatment. A good or experienced doctor will know how to test for this. ...Read more

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Is MRSA in breastmilk? Can MRSA be passed through breast milk, if so is there anyway around it so i'm able to nurse my baby?

Is MRSA in breastmilk? Can MRSA be passed through breast milk, if so is there anyway around it so i'm able to nurse my baby?

See below: If the infection is on her breast close to the arreola, it is recommended to pump & discard milk on the affected side until she has been on antibiotics 48 hours, but she may continue to breastfeed on the unaffected side. (this is a partial answer) for more info- www.Bfmed.Org and go to protocol # 4. ...Read more

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Could listeriosis be passed from livestock to humans?

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Could listeriosis be passed from livestock to humans?

Yes: Listeriosis primarily is foodborne. Incriminated foods include unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses, deli meat, undercooked poultry, raw vegetables grown in soil contaminated with infected animal feces. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread group strep b virus through skin contact to my newborn granddaughter?

Is it possible to spread group strep b virus through skin contact to my newborn granddaughter?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Group b streptococcus is a bacteria (not a virus) that is commonly found in the intestines & occasionally within the mucous membranes of the female genital tract.It is occasionally transmitted to a baby during the birthing process by a mother who carries the germ. It can cause blood poisoning or meningitis. It is rarely passed through other forms of contact.Routine hand washing can prevent spread. ...Read more

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Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

HPV: stands for Human Papilloma Virus, and the host is only humans. Dogs can get a similar virus, but it is unique to them, and usually occurs in the mouth. ...Read more

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What antibodies are transferred from mother to neonate through milk?

What antibodies are transferred from mother to neonate through milk?

All: This is the source of what is known as passive immunity. If mom has protective antibodies she passes them to her infant in the breast milk. That is one of the reasons that breast feeding is so valuable. ...Read more

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Could CMV be transfered through food?

No: Not unless you count breast milk as food. It is transmitted person to person in various body fluids and secretions. Not in food, not in water, not in animals. ...Read more

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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read more

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How is CMV diagnosed?

How is CMV diagnosed?

Viral culture: Antibody testing for CMV is not useful. The only way to really diagnose CMV infection is to detect it in bodily fluids by viral culture. ...Read more

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How dangerous is cmv?

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How dangerous is cmv?

Depends: CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection in children and young adults with intact immune system is usually a trivial infection. However, pregnant mother becomes infected the first time, the virus infects her fetus. Sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are common sequelae following congenital CMV infection. ...Read more

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How is CMV usually diagnosed?

How is CMV usually diagnosed?

Blood test: Cytomegalovirus infection is diagnosed by a variety of blood tests. It is part of the standard battery of tests given to pregnant moms. Once you have been infected, you are immune for life. As a result, if a pregnant mom has never been infected, she needs to be very careful to stay away from sick people, many of whom might have cmv. ...Read more

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Is CMV remains in body all the life ?

Is CMV remains in body all the life  ?

Yes,usually no prob.: CMV is in the herpes family & many viruses in that family, like herpes simplex, Epstein Barr virus, chickenpox, HHV 6 & CMV infect virtually everyone & live in our bodies forever. For those with a healthy immune system this is not a problem as our bodies can keep them in a inactive state where they do not cause problems. However, people who are immunocomprised may develop chronic active infection. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

Varies: Vast majority will have no symptoms with maternal infection and do fine. Of babies who do have congenital infection they may have low birth weight, rash, small head size, enlarged liver or spleen reaction, seizures, small head size, retardation, inflamed retina (eye) and vision loss or may seem fine at birth but present late with hearing loss, coordination problems or retardation. ...Read more

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My son has cmv. Is that something serious?

What do you mean?: Does your son have infection with cmv? And if so, what type of infection? Dr. Lau is absolutely correct in that most people recover uneventfully, but if you son has a problem with his immune system CMV can create some very severe problems. ...Read more

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How is CMV transmitted and how to know where it exist in body ?

CMV: CMV virus spreads through body fluids, blood, saliva, urine, semen and breastfeeding. Can infect many organs including central nervous system, lungs, heart, liver, Gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a CMV flare up and how long do they typically last?

What are the symptoms of a CMV flare up and how long do they typically last?

CMV: They can occur rarely but can include symptoms similar to the initial infections if you feel this is a possibility than you can be tested and you should see your pcp or id physician. ...Read more

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The thought of CMV scares me. All I have heard or read is bad. Should i be worried about it? If I have it can I still have children? Will it have it?

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The thought of CMV scares me. All I have heard or read is bad. Should i be worried about it? If I have it can I still have children? Will it have it?

Misunderstanding: Cmv(cytomegalovirus) is ubiquitous, and most people get infected during their childhood. Infants born to unfortunate women who develop primary CMV infection during the pregnancy do develop serious complications such as progressive hearing loss and mental retardation. If you already had CMV infection, the chance to transmit the virus to your offspring is very unlikely. ...Read more

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DrHHH.Eyefloaters,handtremors,mildneedlepinnumbness.recent CMV. 09Ab/Ag HIV1&2 all neg bw 6-12week.Westernblot@16week neg.do I need to retest@6months?

DrHHH.Eyefloaters,handtremors,mildneedlepinnumbness.recent CMV. 09Ab/Ag HIV1&2 all neg bw 6-12week.Westernblot@16week neg.do I need to retest@6months?

Not HIV or CMV: Clearly not HIV; impossible to have it with those blood test results. Nothing in these symptoms to suggest CMV either. There is no possibility of diagnosis via this or any online forum and I won't speculate. Keep working with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "cmv IgG was 12"?

CMV: A positive or elevated CMV igg simply means prior exposure, infection or immunization with a CMV viral infection. ...Read more

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How can you treat cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

Depends: There's no cure for cmv, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. But if you are immunocompromised due to HIV or treatment after organ transplantation, you may need an antiviral med, such as ganciclovir, depending on where the infection is. ...Read more

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Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Primary infection: The mother who somehow avoided CMV in her own childhood is susceptible to a primary infection at any time. If this is experianced during pregnancy, it can be passed to baby & the effect can be negligible or major, depending on the point in pregnancy & the fetus. ...Read more

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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

CMV: from being asymptomatic to death hearing loss vision loss mental disability seizures lack of coordination are some of the other permanent disabilities ...Read more

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What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

Hopefully nothing...: CMV is one of the most common viral infections after transplant. The virus is often found in the blood (causing weakness, fever) and can also affect tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Sometimes, CMV may directly affect the kidney and its function. With proper therapy (which usually includes intravenous anti-viral medicine), CMV infection can often be treated successfully. ...Read more