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Doctor insights on: Leptospira Interrogans

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How do liver flukes harm their human host?

How do liver flukes harm their human host?

Injury over time: Liver flukes cause chronic inflammation of the biliary system which can over time lead to scarring or abnormal tissues/cells or other problems. Chronic liver fluke infection increase the risks for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), gallstones, pancreatitis, liver abscess, and other problems of the biliary tract. ...Read more

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Cats and pasteurella multocida transmission to humans, is this possible?

Cats and pasteurella multocida transmission to humans, is this possible?

Yes: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative, coccobacillus that causes the majority of wound infections from cat ; dog bites. ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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What infections(viruses, bacteria...Etc.) can fleas transmit to humans?

What infections(viruses, bacteria...Etc.) can fleas transmit to humans?

Sometimes...: Sometimes, fleas may carry bacteria that can infect humans. The most important and most familiar flea-borne disease in the world is plague. Plague exists in most arid regions of the world, including the western United States. The second flea-borne disease is murine typhus, which occurs worldwide, including in the southwestern U.S. And hawaii. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cholera (vibrio cholerae) attack human body systems?

Can you tell me how cholera (vibrio cholerae) attack human body systems?

Diarrhea/ dehydrates: Cholera is an intestinal bacterial infection by Vibrio cholerae. Contaminated water. Is often the source of infection. It can lead to severe watery diarrhea,dehydration & potentially to death. ...Read more

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Define respiration seen in human beings?

Define respiration seen in human beings?

Breathing: Respiration usually just means breathing. There is another more technical meaning when describing the biochemical processess within your body - "cellular respiration" is the process of combining oxygen inside your cells, in the mitochondria, where your cells create the chemical energy that drives your body. ...Read more

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By what means do animals (mammals) get infected with rabies virus?

Rabies: Rabies is carried in the animal's saliva. When they bite other animals they transmit the infection. ...Read more

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Can humans pet owners catch kennel cough?

Can humans pet owners catch kennel cough?

No: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bronchispeptica. It is not transmitted to humans. ...Read more

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As human beings can drs have unconscious racism?

As human beings can drs have unconscious racism?

Unconscious racism: It would be rare to encounter this amongst younger us trained doctors where we train with and treat patients from all walks of life. Doctors know first hand all humans are the same color underneath & most treat patients with the same principals regardless of one's race. When a patient senses unconscious racism from a doctor, it is likely the patient's perception and not reality. ...Read more

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Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Yes: Turtles are well know carriers of the bacteria. So are chickens through their eggs. Eating raw eggs is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks

Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks

Don't know of any : Cases from clostridium tetani. However it can happen with clostridium botulism. See this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nim.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001624/ ** infant botulism can occur with raw honey or corn syrup. Home canned foods can be contaminated with it. ...Read more

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Could mosquito bites or bugs spread aids in human beings?

Could mosquito bites or bugs spread aids in human beings?

No: insects / mosquitos are not vectors for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in the body of a mosquito. ...Read more

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Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

Do all ticks carry borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease?

No: The total population of ticks in any grassy, wodded area could be in the millions. Several published studies on tick populations have shown 25-30% of the ticks were carrying lyme in an endemic area (an area where lyme disease is present). ...Read more

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