Top 20 Doctor insights on: Is polio caused by a virus or bacteria
Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...Read more
Polio: Lmn (lower motor neuron) lesions leads to flaccid flaccid parelysis. ...Read more
Karl Landsteiner &: Erwin Popper discovered the polio virus in 1908. The U.S. used Dr. Salk's 1953 killed polio vaccine from '55-'62. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. Withered limbs from polio have been documented since early man: note the Egyptian priest's withered left leg. Be wise, immunize! ...Read more
Is there any way to check the possibility of polio virus in human body excluding test like cerebrospinal fluid means which can be implemented in app??
Throat Swab or Stool:
Stool testing is preferred but a nasopharyngeal swab may detect the virus as well. According the CDC website, it is hard to detect the virus in the blood or CSF.
http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/poliomyelitis ...Read more
Lab tests: Can help to differentiate as it isn't always obvious from symptoms alone. ...Read more
Is it true that hay fever, other allergies originate in the gut? Caused by a virus or bacteria in the gut? Thank you.
Not really.: The ability to be allergic is inherited. If and to what you become allergic is influenced by multiple factors including exposures to foods, inhalants, infectious agents and the timing of those exposures. Other environmental exposures likely play a role, like pollutants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza=virus: The flu is a viral infection, and never a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Why can antiseptic kill bacteria but can't kill virus when children get sick caused by virus? Thanks
Antibiotics: Antiseptics (such as bleach or alcohol) can kill both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are medications that interfere with specific biological processes present only in bacteria (usually the reproduction process), which results in the death of the bacteria. These processes are not present in viruses, which have a different reproductive method, so antibiotics will not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is myelitis caused by viruses, bacteria, or other problems? Is the end result always some paralysis?
Cord inflammation: Myelitis, usually called transverse myelitis, is an inflammation of the spinal cord. The cause is not known but may be the body's response, called an autoimmune response, to a viral infection, or other conditions such as mycoplasma pneumonia. Some people have multiple sclerosis. Many people have some leftovers from the myelitis such as pain, spasms, or possibly a degree of weakness or paralysis. ...Read more
It is difficult: This is something that is best left to the professionals. Although we are taught about signs that are specific to each form of conjunctivitis, they can sometimes overlap or not be present at all. An eye doctor can look at the history of your illness and perform a careful examination to determine the most likely cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes of disease: There are many, many causes of infectious disease - bacteria and viruses, but also parasites, protozoa, fungi and infectious proteins. It's always good to try and protect oneself by following simple principles of good health - eating well, getting a good nights sleep, avoiding stress, and toxins such as alcohol and cigarette smoke. Talking to the doctor too about your individual health needs helps ...Read more
Infections: You really cannot tell the difference because viral and bacterial infections can start out the same, fever, cough and congestion, etc. If your child looks pitiful with a fever but then starts playing when its gone, its more likely to be viral. A lot depends on the age of the child. ...Read more
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