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Are antibiotics created from the mycotoxins of fungi?

Are antibiotics created from the mycotoxins of fungi?

Not usually: Am unaware of any useful antibiotic substance that has been created from fungal mycotoxins. ...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


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Are alcohol wipes enough to clean toys/objects/surfaces of staph, streptococcus, flu, and the other major germs?

Are alcohol wipes enough to clean toys/objects/surfaces of staph, streptococcus, flu, and the other major germs?

Yes: Alcohol wipes should be enough. Do not get too fussy with cleanliness of the child's environment. A sterile environment may not be good. See this site for info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841828/ ...Read more

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What kills ebola off of household surfaces?

What kills ebola off of household surfaces?

Ebola: "Ebolavirus is susceptible to 3% acetic acid, 1% glutaraldehyde, alcohol-based products, & dilutions (1:10-1:100 for ?10 minutes) of 5.25% household bleach (sodium hypochlorite), and calcium hypochlorite (bleach powder)48 49 50 62 63. The WHO recommendations for cleaning up spills of blood or body fluids suggest flooding the area with a 1:10 dilutions of 5.25% household bleach for 10 minutes for > ...Read more

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What dangers could emerge from not being exposed to a variety of bacteria and viruses in childhood? None

What dangers could emerge from not being exposed to a variety of bacteria and viruses in childhood? None

When : When you say being "exposed, " i'm going to assume you mean being infected with. So... Being infected with a bacteria will not make you any more or less susceptible or immune to any future exposure to that bacteria. Our bodies do not build immunity to a bacteria, only viruses. Thus, you can get a strep throat again and again and again, and no amount of getting a strep throat will ever make you immune to getting another strep throat. Viruses are different, and once exposed or infected with a virus, we can develop immunity to that particular virus for a period of time. Depending on the virus, immunity can last anywhere from days to years. Viruses mutate (change), and a slightly different virus of the same sort can infect you even though you've had a strain of that virus before. It's iffy. But even if you never had the usual "childhood diseases" (viruses), i assume you've been vaccinated against them, in which case, you're fairly well protected from future infection of whatever viruses you've been immunized against. ...Read more

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Which type of STD viruses can people catch from the toilet.

Which type of STD viruses can people catch from the toilet.

Herpes: Herpes is the only one that has been show to survive on surfaces for any extended period of time but the risk is small unless you have an open sore or cut. ...Read more

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What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

Cryptosporidium : Rats can harbor cryptosporidium but how often they are related to human cases is unknown although the original source of the protozoan in human infection is often not known. ...Read more

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Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces   of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Symbiotic relation: Bacteria are present throughout the huma skin, respiratory mucosa and intestinal tract. Majority of disease serve a positive purpose and getting rid of them for no reason will result in harm. Viruses can also be seen but not considered part of the normal flora. Can use get water and soap for added hygiene but do not do it because your want to get rid of the impossible. ...Read more

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What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas. If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of geese feces? What are the danger of playing in geese feces infested area?

What are the health risks of geese feces? What are the danger of playing in geese feces infested area?

Like : Like other animals, feces from geese contain high levels of bacteria. Some of the bacteria commonly living in bird feces are harmful to humans. These include strains of e. Coli, salmonella, campylobacter, and listeria. Avian influenza could also be spread through this route, but this has not been observed on a large scale to date. Infections contracted from geese typically cause severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Severe cases can lead to intestinal bleeding, kidney failure, septic shock, and death. Flocks of geese can leave impressive amounts of feces in the ponds and lakes they frequent, and lead to high bacterial levels in the water. Splashing, wading, swimming, or drinking contaminated water can lead to infections. It is wise to avoid playing in areas with large numbers of geese or their feces. ...Read more

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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally?  Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Oxygen and carbon dioxide can diffuse through which organism's wall only staphylococcus bacteria or through other organisms also?

Oxygen and carbon dioxide can diffuse through which organism's wall only staphylococcus bacteria or through other organisms also?

All: Every cell must be able to take nutrients in, and send waste products out--including ours. Oxygen and water enter living cells and exit as carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Does microbes such as HIV seep through microscopic breaks in the palm and reach the bloodstream causing infection from the hands?

Does microbes such as HIV seep through microscopic breaks in the palm and reach the bloodstream causing infection from the hands?

No, not really: I think that you are thinking about this too much. Breaks in the skin are generally not enough to allow something in without letting something out. If you are not bleeding, you are probably not letting anything in.There are far more contagious things out there ten HIV so do not loose sleep from unfounded fear.Your body has a great defense around this type of infection. Trust it. ...Read more

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Can the bacteria from pneumonia travel into other spots in your body?

Can the bacteria from pneumonia travel into other spots in your body?

Yes: Yes, it can. We sometimes, but rarely find it in the blood in blood cultures. That said, although it may go throughout the body, most do not affect the rest of the body. As one of my instructors used to say "bacteria usually go to one type of school", meaning that they tend to be specific to certain types of body tissues. Also, antibiotics go through the blood to the entire body so this covers. ...Read more

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Isolation (Definition)

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