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Doctor insights on: List Of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Complications

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I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can i catch it again so soon?

I just got over epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and my spouse now has it. Can i catch it again so soon?

Absolutely!: Yes, you are always susceptible to it, even during an infection and after it too. Good luck! hope he feels better. ...Read more

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Why is adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis resistant to many antivirals?

Why is adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis resistant to many antivirals?

It's Adenovirus : Adenovirus is resistant to anti-virals no matter where it has settled. Consider the common cold....No really effective interventions there. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's keratoconjunctivitis?

Could you tell me what's keratoconjunctivitis?

Inflammation: This describes inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva at the same time. It can be caused by an infection, allergies, trauma, uv light exposure and dryness. ...Read more

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Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably. ...Read more

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Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

GPC vs vernal: GPC usually due to contact lens overuse. Vernal (VKC): or Spring catarrh is a seasonal allergic disorder; both mediated by IgE and can look similar under microscope. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more info. ...Read more

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I just found out I have herpes and i'm having s tummy tuck will this cause complications i've never had an outbreak

I just found out I have herpes and i'm having s tummy tuck will this cause complications i've never had an outbreak

Herpetic : Herpetic outbreaks are often sporatic but can be spurred on by stress. Any surgery can be both emotionally and physically stressful. I suggest that you contact your plastic surgeon and see if they feels a course of antivirals pre and post operatively might minimize your risk of an acute outbreak. There is no need to make you more miserable than you need to after a tummy tuck. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is pilocarpine 2% eye drops safe to take for severe keratoconjuctivitis?

Is pilocarpine 2% eye drops safe to take for severe keratoconjuctivitis?

Yes but why: Pilocarpine is not commonly used these days although it is a terrific drop to treat glaucoma. It has no effectiveness for keratoconjunctivitis so why is this being proposed for this condition? ...Read more

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Can you explain how an epidemic disease spreads?

That depends on the: actual disease. It is not the same for all. ...Read more

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Which are some current epidemics?

Which are some current epidemics?

Epidemic: There is currently an Ebola Zaire Epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, West Africa. ...Read more

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What were the greatest epidemics on earth?

What were the greatest epidemics on earth?

Pandemic: The world's worst Pandemics were: The Antonine Plague 165 to 180, The Plague of Justinian 541, The Black Death (Plague) 1347 to 1351, 1830 - 1851 Cholera Pandemic, 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic, HIV/AIDS, ...Read more

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Is diabetes considered an epidemic worldwide?

Is diabetes considered an epidemic worldwide?

Yes!: Specifically, type 2 diabetes. Anywhere in the world where a "western diet" (high in carbohydrates and fat) has been introduced, rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity are increasing significantly. This even occurs in some populations where type 2 diabetes was never heard of before this type of diet came to town! ...Read more

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How long are people contagious in an epidemic?

How long are people contagious in an epidemic?

Varies by diseases: It varies among illnesses and is hard to predict in individual people. A general rough estimate is that a person is contagious for seven days after the symptoms appear or at least one day after all symptoms are gone, whichever is longer. ...Read more

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Is aids considered a pandemic instead of an epidemic?

Is aids considered a pandemic instead of an epidemic?

Either is correct: Either definition is likely correct. An epidemic occurs when the incidence rate (i.e. New cases in a given human population, during a given period) of a certain disease substantially exceeds what is "expected, " based on recent experience. A pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region, like a continent. Thus, both are likely correct. ...Read more

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What are the differences between pandemics and epidemics?

What are the differences between pandemics and epidemics?

The areas involved: Pandemic disease are prevalent over a whole country or the world. An epidemic is widespread infectious disease in a community . ...Read more

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Do you think ebola might have already mutated into airborne given how bad the epidemic is? If not, how likely will it become airborne soon?

Do you think ebola might have already mutated into airborne given how bad the epidemic is? If not, how likely will it become airborne soon?

Unlikely: Airborn transmission is a way for viruses to spread without direct contact. These are the strategy of viruses that attack the throat and lungs. The irritation sets up coughing and sneezing which spreads the virus. Ebola spreads by direct contact and does not cause coughing. So its very unlikely that it will evolve into something that behaves this way. ...Read more

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What are some theories for obesity epidemic throughout the US?

What are some theories for obesity epidemic throughout the US?

Wake up,this is bad: EATING TOO MUCH CHEAP,READYMADE PROCESSED AND JUNK FOOD AND ANIMAL FOODS is the main cause.STOP DAIRY,MEAT AND FISH.Become a vegan and enjoy meat and dairy once a month or never.Stop all SODA and drink WATER which is God's drink.Stop all chemical makeup and plastic use.Stop taking vitamin supplements.Use magnesium oil daily on both legs and feet_ bedtime.sleep sharp at 10 pm,stop blue light by 7pm ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the causes of the autism epidemic we are facing today?

Unknown: Although it unquestionably is true that autism and related disorders are much more commonly diagnosed now thany they were 20 years ago, why remains controversial. A well-established partial explanation is, we broadened the definition markedly, so many more are "eligible" for this diagnosis than used to be the case. Some believe there is a "real" increase; others do not. Causes remain unknown. ...Read more

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What is an epidemic?

What is an epidemic?

Fast disease spread: An epidemic is when an infectious disease spreads quickly to many people. ...Read more

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What is a pandemic or an epidemic?

What is a pandemic or an epidemic?

Epidemic/ Pandemic: An epidemic occurs when there are new cases of an infectious disease in a population over a period of time with greater incident rate than expected. An epidemic can grow into a pandemic when that infectious diseases affects an even larger area/population over a certain period of time (such as multiple continents or worldwide). There is currently an Ebola Zaire epidemic in West Africa. ...Read more

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What causes an epidemic or pandemic?

What causes an epidemic or pandemic?

New sub-subtype: Generally, a new subtype of virus appears that people have little or no immunity or protection against. Because so many people are vulnerable, the virus spreads easily through sneezing or coughing if an airborne disease, or through intimate contact if a blood-borne disease. A disease that has been absent from a population for some time may also cause an outbreak. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a worldwide epidemic?

What are the chances of a worldwide epidemic?

Very high: We are moving further and further away from our natural biology. The stresses imposed by our lifestyle, together with our appalling diet, collectively are damaging our ability to adapt. Mother Nature does not forgive. ...Read more

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What is a major epidemic to the american people?

What is a major epidemic to the american people?

Epidemics: New England Smallpox Epidemic -1633 to 1634, 1830-1851 Cholera Pandemic, 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, 1952 Polio Epidemic, 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic & AID's Epidemic. ...Read more

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What determines whether a disease is considered an epidemic disease?

What determines whether a disease is considered an epidemic  disease?

Beyond the community: An outbreak is often referred to an infectious agent spreading within a community/small area, but when spread beyond this small community to other areas/cities/states is called and epidemic. When the spread is crossing beyond the country to other continent(s) is called a pandemic as what happened with the h1n1 swine flu in 2009. Have fun learning. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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If I get sick, how do I avoid infecting my family during an epidemic?

If I get sick, how do I avoid infecting my family during an epidemic?

Try to be isolated: If possible, have just one person care for you to keep contact with others in your family to a minimimum. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have another "black death" epidemic in modern times?

Is it possible to have another "black death" epidemic in modern times?

Slightly: Coronary artery atherosclerosis has a slight familial tendency, especially if he died young, but this is largely overridden by your own lifestyle choices and to a lesser extent your willingness to take medications for elevated cholesterols / high blood pressure as needed. It can usually be prevented regardless of your heredity. ...Read more

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In a real life epidemic, does it really matter if my facemask is an N95, or any mask is better than none?

In a real life epidemic, does it really matter if my facemask is an N95, or any mask is better than none?

N95 is best: Yes, it does matter, most respiratory epidemics are due to viruses, and only an N95 mask is sufficient to filter out viruses. A non N95 mask may prevent some body fluids from splashing onto your face (i.e. saliva or blood) so it does offer a little protection, but it won't prevent you from inhaling an airborne virus if someone happened to sneeze or cough into the air. ...Read more

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