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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Is salmonella enteritidis a virus or a bacteria?

Is salmonella enteritidis a virus or a bacteria?

Bacteria: Salmonella enteritidis is a species of salmonella bacteria that primilary causes diarrhea (an intestinal illness termed salmonella enteritis). ...Read more

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What is the mumps a bacteria or a virus?

What is the mumps a bacteria or a virus?

Virus: Mumps (or rubulavirus) is a virus. Infection can be prevented with immunization with the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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Is staphylococcal infection caused by a virus or bacteria?

Is staphylococcal infection caused by a virus or bacteria?

Bacteria: Staphylococcus is a genus of bacteria and is the cause of a wide variety of infections. ...Read more

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Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Bacteria: Impetigo is usually either strep or staph skin germs. Hs1 is a dna virus that often triggers cycles of skin disruption in specific places like the "cold sore". A swab of a hs1 site can often be contaminated with skin bacteria, but they are not the trigger, they are just feasting on any serum left around the site. There can be some similarities in how the two look. ...Read more

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Why is the varicella-zoster virus referred to as a herpes virus?

Why is the varicella-zoster virus referred to as a herpes virus?

See Below: It can be a bit confusing. The technical name for 'shingles' is herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. To further complicate matters, the virus is also called human herpes virus type 3. ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

Bacteria: Pyelonephritis describes a classic kidney parenchyma (meat) bacterial infection. This is more complicated and severe than a simple UTI (or cystitis). A viral pyelonephritis would be exceedingly rare. Long term (21 days) of antibiotics for bacteria are the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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Is toxoplasmosis a parasite or virus?

Is toxoplasmosis a parasite or virus?

Parasitic disease. : Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan toxoplasma gondii. The primary host is the felid (cat) family. The parasite spreads by the ingestion of infected meat or the feces of an infected cat, or by vertical transmission from mother to fetus.The infection typically causes a mild, flu-like illness or no illness. In pregnant women or those with chronic conditions, toxo is serious. ...Read more

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Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read more

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Is HPV a result of herpes infection?

Is HPV a result of herpes infection?

No: Hpv is human papilloma virus (there are many different strains). Some strains of hpv cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 viruses cause herpes infections, which usually are sores, such as sores on the genitals or sores on the lips. Herpes sores are painful clusters of tiny blisters, and they heal up only to return some time later. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes?Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?

Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes?Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?

NO: This is a term for what is thought to be a viral induced infection of the balance mechanism of the inner ear. It is not a specific virus is most cases. It is not treated with acyclovir. See your doctor is this problem is occurring or persistent. ...Read more

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Is COPD a bacteria or viral infection?

Is COPD a bacteria or viral infection?

Neither...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease usually caused by smoking. It is chronic, incurable and slowly progressive. The disease itself is not a result of infection. ...Read more

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Is urethritis an std? What bacteria or virus would that be?

Is urethritis an std?  What bacteria or virus would that be?

Maybe: The term refers to inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube which runs from the bladder and carries urine out. This can be due to stds, but there are many non-sexually associated conditions in which urethritis may occur. When it is std, usually gonorrhea or non-gonococcal urethritis (variety of bugs). ...Read more

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Is syphilis a virus or something else?

Is syphilis a virus or something else?

Not a virus: Syphilis is caused by a bacteria called a spirochete. Unlike a virus, it can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more