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Cyclospora is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection.
As of mid 2014, cyclospora outbreaks have been reported in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York (and New York City), Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington. ...Read more
Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more
Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in ...Read more
Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more
I'm in pm for over yr bc of viruses & damage. We plnd a 4mo. Vacation. Ivebeen on pk"s a ovr a yr. Is it possible 2 find md 4 long trips? I will suffer.
Not sure.: I'm not sure what you mean by pm and pks. Please ask again. ...Read more
Yes: Your body has significant anti-viral defenses and most viral illnesses are short lived due to this ability, there are some drugs for some viruses, particularly the herpes family. Viruses are biological and can frequently be killed outside of a body with uv light, heat, and many chemicals. ...Read more
Gets on membranes: Viruses are small particles of dna or RNA wrapped in protein. They are found abundantly in mucous from other people, in an effort to spread themselves around. When they are introduced to your mucous membranes, the genetic material incorporates itself into your cells, making your cells (usually lining the nose) into making more virus. Touching eyes and nose passages with unwashed hands spreads most. ...Read more
Sindbis virus: Sindhis virus is an insect borne virus (mosquitos) that can cause joint pains, rash, low grade fever and malaise. The rash is maculopapular (bumps) and often itchy, occurring over the trunk and limbs. The joint symptoms usually involve the wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. Most cases are found Northern Europe (Finland, Sweden), but also Africa, China and Australia. Avoid bug bites while traveling. ...Read more
Colds usually colds last 5-7 days. If you know it is a cold and not the flu, staying at home drinking fluids, resting and using saline nasal spray or tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) for help with fever or aches. If you have the flu or had the flu vaccine, you should check with your doctor because some additional meds may be helpful.
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Can't avoid it: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by saliva, blood, or genital fluids. Over 90% of all people get it, usually in childhood. Most infections cause no symptoms or disease. New infection during pregnancy sometimes causes serious infection of the newborn. Some new CMV infections cause a mono-like illness. Most important, sometimes serious infection if immune deficiency, e.g. AIDS, chemotherapy. ...Read more
Virus: A virus (from the latin virus meaning toxin or poison) is a microscopic organism consisting of genetic material (rna or dna) surrounded by a protein, lipid (fat), or glycoprotein coat. Anyone can get a virus and proper evaluation and diagnosis is needed if you have a virus or possibly a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Friendly virus?: Gut is home to viruses as well. Researchers found infection with common murine norovirus help experimental mice heal inflammation-damaged gut lining, restore the gut's immune system when its microbiome was destroyed by antibiotics, & strengthened the mice's immune system. Maybe not all viral infections are bad & may actually benefit health. Ref. Http://web. Mail. Comcast. Net/zimbra/mail? App=mail#11 ...Read more
There are many: Most people who are infected with the WNV have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms the most common are fever, headache, body aches, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue and weakness can last for a few weeks after contracting the virus. Less than 1% of people will get meningitis or encephalitis, (inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue), the most severe of the virus. ...Read more
Viral infection: Viruses cannot live independently. They invade our cells and alter the metabolism of the cells such that the virus can replicate itself using the cell's resources and energy and often resulting in cell death, with release of virus particles that go on to infect other cells. ...Read more
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