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Is The Flesh Eating Bacteria Contagious
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Uncommon: "flesh eating bacteria" are bacterial organisms that cause "necrotizing soft tissue infection". These are relatively uncommon infections, amounting to about .04% of hospital admissions. Unfortunately, they carry a high mortality rate (9 - 25%). Additionally, they create massive wounds that generally require multiple operations with reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you contract food borne illness by handling raw meat w/ a small open cut or will the raw meat just cause infection of the wound itself?
Many bacteria!: Necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating disease") is a rare tissue infection usually caused by strep a, but now often mrsa--methicillin-resistant staph aureus bacteria, or multiple other bacteria. This is not a single "super-bacteria" that causes flesh-eating infections (though MRSA is now more common), but any tissue infection with one of several bacterial causes that can spread and destroy rapidly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will germs transferred from a person's dirty hands be killed when food is placed in oven? Does the heat kill the bacteria on the food? Yes? No?
Which is more dangerous: bird flu or the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and why?
Concerning restaurant food handling: Is any bacteria that is transferred from a person's dirty hands onto food destroyed by heat from an oven at all?
No: If that were to happen, the food would be overcooked all the time, and people would give the chef bad ratings and not visit the restaurant again. The food just has to be safe for normal people, which means immuno-suppressed people have to make their own special decisions (we can never try to make the world safe for every single person). Many foods are not meant to be well-cooked (salad, sushi...). ...Read more
Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?
No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary Cutaneous: Cutaneous, GI and pulmonary. Yes, it can occur by eating tainted meat. ...Read more
Is the risk of bacterial infection there only when consuming raw sprouts? Will cooking sprouts kill bacterial infection if any in the sprouts?
Simple: If fresh and washed sprout, you can eat raw. Cooking will diminish its micronutrient value. Stomach acid is good to protect you. ...Read more
Is eating a bat eaten fruit a source of rabies? Is it true that the virus may survive only when transferred to a living animal?
Rabies: The mechanism of transmission you asked about is very unlikely. The most common method is by the transfer of infected saliva by the bite of a rabid animal. A second means for the transfer of rabies is through the ingestion of infected meat from an infected animal. The virus needs an animal host for survival. ...Read more
Yes if treated promp: Yes if treated promptly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it healthy to eat the cartilage of pork ribs and chicken bones? As in, the white spongy translucent stuff found on them.
Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)
Odd question: I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean when you say "animal contagiou?" Do you mean that the infection can be passed from humans to animals or vice versa? And which household items does this infection exist on? What is the clinical associated with your question? Do you have a picture you can upload? Send to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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