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Doctor insights on: Most Recent Viruses

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Are e.Coli infections common in the united states?

Are  e.Coli infections common in the united states?

E Coli Infections: One estimate has 20, 000 cases in the us annually. The number is probably much higher because many infections don't come to medical attention or are part of a large public health investigation. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for viral gastroenteritis in adults?

Are there new treatments for viral gastroenteritis in adults?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Hydrate. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. No fancy new treatments. ...Read more

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Which states have the confirmed cases of Ebola virus?

Which states have the confirmed cases of Ebola virus?

3 cases of Ebola: were first diagnosed in the US (as of 18 OCT 2014). Patient Zero, a Liberian National, died in Dallas, Texas. 2 nurses who provided care to patient Zero contracted Ebola. Both are currently being treated at Biocontainment hospitals. 1 at National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) & the second at Emory Univ Hospital (Atlanta, GA), All 3 cases were originally in Texas. One nurse traveled to > ...Read more

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What causes viral infections in new infants?

What causes viral infections in new infants?

New agents: New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime. This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants.Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable. ...Read more

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So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

Hard to say : Vz and influenza virus are the common viruses linked to reye syndrome but strains of adenovirus and the epstein barr virus (mono) have also been cited as triggers. There may be others but the decline in cases makes further research on the disease difficult. ...Read more

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What is the most common respiratory viral illness?

What is the most common respiratory viral illness?

Rhinovirus Cold: Upper respiratory viral infections or colds are as you should know the most common respiratory viral illnesses causing hundreds of millions of infections per year. They are caused by a variety of viruses the rhinovirus being the most common. ...Read more

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Are recurrent infections usually the same virus or same bacteria?

Are recurrent infections usually the same virus or same bacteria?

Recurrent infection: Since many types of bacteria and viruses have different strains, recurrence can be either the same type of orgaism but different strains or a different organism completely. ...Read more

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For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?

Mostly get fe,you m: IN bacterial orchitis , you will get swollen enlarged testis and painful . It is tender to touch, skin over it may be tight and warm .One gets fever also, depending on severity of bacterial infection .and should be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible . ...Read more

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Most common venereal diseases in men?

Most common venereal diseases in men?

HPV and Herpes: The most common stds in men are hpv and herpes, followed by chlamydia, urethritis, and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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What group of influenza viruses has caused the pandemics?

What group of influenza viruses has caused the pandemics?

Influenza A viruses: 1918 - Spanish Flu pandemic was a classic example. ...Read more

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Have vaccines reduced the number of deaths attributed to viruses?

Have vaccines reduced the number of deaths attributed to viruses?

Yes without doubt: Yes of course there is no doubt that childhood and adult immunization with vaccines for polio,small pox,MMR.VARICELLA,HEP B,HEP A AND INFLUENZA has reduced the incidence of these deadly diseases and their complications and death ...Read more

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What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?

6, & 11: About 90% of genital warts are caused by 2 specific hpv types (6 and 11) and are the least likely to have cancer-causing potential. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10-20% of people over a period of 3-4 months. There at a variety of therapies available to help remove and suppress them. They are quite contagious when present. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more

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Has the 2016-2017 flu season peaked yet or are cases still on the rise? Which strain is most prevalent now?

Has the 2016-2017 flu season peaked yet or are cases still on the rise? Which strain is most prevalent now?

Flu Activity fr CDC: Dominated by influenza A H3N2 viruses -- has been elevated for 8 weeks this season and continues to increase in some areas. While the Northwest of the country experienced flu activity earlier and now seems to be on the downswing, the Midwest and eastern coast of the country continue to experience increases in activity ...Read more