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Is malaria a parasitic disease?

Is malaria a parasitic disease?

Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite. ...Read more

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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The parasites ...Read more


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Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

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Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

Hardly: Viral meningitis is usually a self-limiting condition and long-term neurologic sequelae is rare. ...Read more

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Is sickle-cell anemia and malaria a virus or a bacteria spread disease?

Is sickle-cell anemia and malaria a virus or a bacteria spread disease?

Agree with Dr Diede: Sickle-cell trait & disease is an autosomal recessive inheritance from parents (genetics). Malaria is a parasitic infection. In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life." ...Read more

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Is there a Lyme disease vaccine?

Is there a Lyme disease vaccine?

No: They took the vaccine off the market because of the side effects. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease viral or bacterial? Is the organism that causes Lyme disease virus or bacteria?

Bacterial: Lime disease is caused by an infection with a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete. It is spread by the bite of a tick that has acquired the germ. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

CMViin retina: It can also cause a retinitis and vision loss in patients with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients or HIV positive. ...Read more

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Why is mononucleosis considered mostly a viral disease?

Why is mononucleosis considered mostly a viral disease?

Mononucleosis def.: Mononucleosis is caused by Epstein Barr Virus, one of the most common human viral infections. Mononucleosis is not caused by bacteria, fungii or parasites so by definition is COMPLETELY a viral disease. ...Read more

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Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

No: Coxsackie virus infections cause some cold symptoms, small throat ulcers, rashes on the hands and feet, some fever, tummy upset, etc... It is not considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a an airborne disease?

Is hepatitis a an airborne disease?

No: Hepatitis a is a food borne disease spread by poor hygiene. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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Is tenia a contagious disease?

Tinea...: ...Is fungus. When you have tinea, you very likely caught it from someone else; so yes, it's contagious. ...Read more

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Is herpes encephalitis a contagious diseases?

Is herpes encephalitis a contagious  diseases?

Depends on situation: The transmission of the herpes simplex virus is possible from active skin or mucous membrane sores if present. If none are present, the child is not considered contagious. A close examination of all skin surfaces should be done frequently in the early treatment phase as these can be elusive. Good hand washing & contact isolation will limit any spread from active lesions. ...Read more

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Help docs, is heart disease a viral or bacteria disease?

Help docs, is heart disease a viral or bacteria disease?

Heart disease: There are many kinds of heart disease. Within the kinds of infectious heart disease both viral and bacterial infections are two kinds of heart disease. They are just two kinds of many forms of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is sars a viral infection?

Is sars a viral infection?

Yes: Sars was a viral variant that has likely gone the way of the dodo. ...Read more

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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more