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Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

Can west nile virus infect by unborn child?

West Nile virus: There have been reports of possible transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or breast feeding, but these have been rare and not confirmed conclusively. ...Read more

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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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Rabies virus is spread by air?

Rabies virus is spread by air?

Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Can genital warts virus spread from bed sheets?

Can genital warts virus spread from bed sheets?

Unlikely: Need repeated body to body contact , theoretically possible as it is is a virus but unlikely to happen considered as sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Unlikely, but... : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves is unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid trasmission. ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Yes, human to human: Parvovirus b19 is a causative organism of fifth disease in children. The same virus also affects pregnant women resulting in fetal hydrops, intrauterine growth retardation, and death. ...Read more

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How are humans infected by west nile virus?

How are humans infected by west nile virus?

Mosquito bite: West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne infection that originated in the tropics. It causes a flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected . It causes neuroinvasive disease in ...Read more

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West nile virus rash look like?

West nile virus rash look like?

Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. ...Read more

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Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Unlikely: If your fingers are otherwise normal, without cracks or open lesions, it is unlikely touching money will give you hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted from close personal contact as in toothbrush and razor sharing, needle sticks or other exposure to blood. There can be maternal to fetal transmission during delivery. ...Read more

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Can herpes virus in tooth brush? Lipstick?

Can herpes virus in tooth brush? Lipstick?

Very Contagious! : The herpes virus, unlike HIV /aids, can be transmitted by sharing a toothbrush or lipstick. Never us a department store "tester" and don't be cheap buy your own toothbrush! i hope you agree that spending a few extra dollars is worth a lot of "piece of mind.". ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis spred by kissing?

Is viral hepatitis spred by kissing?

No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono). ...Read more

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How is human parvo virus transmitted?

How is human parvo virus transmitted?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html. ...Read more

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Can a person from a chicken pox virus infected house , carry the virus to another person?

Can a person from a chicken pox virus infected house , carry the virus to another person?

Chicken pox: Yes. The virus, while infected individuals are still developing new lesions, is highly contagious through skin to skin contact. If you care for an infected individual, you can carry the virus to another person unless you use very careful handwashing. ...Read more

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Is it true that herpes simplex virus 1 turns into herpes simplex virus 2 when contacted on genitals?

Is it true that herpes simplex virus 1 turns into herpes simplex virus 2 when contacted on genitals?

No: Herpes 1 and herpes 2 are two different types of the same virus. Usually hsv1 causes cold sores and hsv2 causes genital herpes. However, one can see either type in both sites. It isn't a matter of the virus "turning into" the other. ...Read more

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Can HIV virus survive in water?

Can HIV virus survive in water?

Why do you ask?: One thing we know is that people simply don't get HIV infections from swimming pools. Stop worrying. During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact of an AIDS patients became infected without sex. Live richly and don't let unrealistic fears stop you from doing the things that you love. ...Read more

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How come the west nile virus and malaria are contracted by mosquitos but the aids virus isn't?

How come the west nile virus and malaria are contracted by mosquitos but the aids virus isn't?

Agree w earlier: responses. HIV can only be transmitted between humans. The virus would be unable to remain alive in a mosquito. Even if it could, mosquitoes don't inject blood into people. ...Read more

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Is herpes zoster contagious airborne?

Is herpes zoster contagious airborne?

Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. coughing on someone who previously never had chickenpox and were not vaccinated against VZV. However, herpes zoster (shingles) dosn't have virus in the respiratory tract -- rarely transmissible except by direct contact with the skin rash. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

Practically nothing.: There is some difference in their viral RNA but both viruses act the same and are treated similarly. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simples virus. I think it's HSV-1. I'm worried. What should I know about this virus & how to treat it?

My boyfriend has herpes simples virus. I think it's HSV-1. I'm worried. What should I know about this virus & how to treat it?

HSV-1: HSV-1 in laymen term is a cold sore. It is very common. HSV-1 is usually acquired in childhood by contact with oral sections that contain the virus. If there is frequent outbreaks of the virus then antiviral medications can be used to suppress the virus. Best to avoid contact with any active lesions. If he has HSV-2 then condoms would help. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simples virus. I think it's HSV-1. I'm worried. What should I know about this virus & how to treat it?

Prevention: HSV-1 (Herpes Labialis) usually affects the mouth/lips and most often are not sexually transmitted. It is spread by contact with secretions/lesions and is often transnitted among children in daycare and at school. If oral lesions are present it can infect the genital during oral sex. HSV-2 usually infects the genitals. There is no cure. Symptoms may be managed using medications to shorten the time ...Read more

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Can HSV shedding cause an outbreak if you already have the virus? Can any docs explain?

Not sure what you: are asking. A person who has infection with Herpes Simplex virus may have viral shedding even in absence of a skin lesion. The viruses that are shedding can infect someone else. In some cases a person can spread the herpes simplex virus to another location on their own body. ...Read more

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In order to "shed" HSV 1 & 2, would you have to have had a primary outbreak at some point? Or can u shed the virus without ever having any sores?

In order to "shed" HSV 1 & 2, would you have to have had a primary outbreak at some point? Or can u shed the virus without ever having any sores?

Herpes simplex: Both men and women can be virus shedders in the absence of overt lesions, but to a lesser extent. You need not have had a prior symptomatic outbreak. ...Read more

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In order to "shed" HSV 1 & 2, would you have to have had a primary outbreak at some point? Or can u shed the virus without ever having any sores?

HSV without rash: Unfortunately it is possible to have a herpes simplex infection and to have not had any clinical outbreak previously and yet shed the virus from the mucous membranes. It is also possible that the clinical episode was so mild that it went pretty much unnoticed. ...Read more

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How to tell if i'm affected by HSV 1 and 2 virus or HIV virus?

The best test: For past exposure to hsv is specific antibody but does not predict getting active lesions or not. Dx from lesions can be made by viral culture. Hiv is screened for by antibody as well and the virus RNA can be tested for in the blood. ...Read more

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I have hsv-1 what is the chance that I could transfer the virus to my bf, when I have no cold sores present?

I have hsv-1 what is the chance that I could transfer the virus to my bf, when I have no cold sores present?

Up to 50%: Half of all people have hsv1 by the time they go to college. So there is a 50% chance that your boyfriend already has it and there is no issue about passing it to each other. Even without an active cold sore, there is some asymptomatic shedding that occurs always, so you can pass it to him even if you don't have cold sore if he is negative for hsv1. ...Read more

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Don't have HSV 2, but curious how u can transmit the virus to baby during delivery if there isn't an active outbreak?

Don't have HSV 2, but curious how u can transmit the virus to baby during delivery if there isn't an active outbreak?

Virus is invisible: The virus is invisible to our eyes, but can be in the affected areas of the body in between outbreaks. If there are a lot of viruses causing tissue damage, then the patient feels the symptoms and sees the blisters and rash. If there are few viruses, and they are not causing symptoms, the patient doesn't know the viruses are there. ...Read more

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If you kiss (make out) someone who has hsv-2 but doesn't have hsv-1, is there any possibility of contracting the virus or become a carrier?

Yes, and...: Yes, a person can catch hsv-2 from somebody who has hsv-2. Also, hsv-1 is usually oral and is very common, which means some people have it and don't know they have it. ...Read more

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HPV or HSV viruses can be transmitted through towels , washing machines and dryers, toilets , used spoons or cups been used by infected person?

HPV or HSV viruses can be transmitted through towels , washing machines and dryers, toilets , used spoons or cups been used by infected person?

About worries...: As president Franklin Roosevelt once said, in 1933 about 83 years ago, "...let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." Diseases are not transmitted via the washer / dryer. No worries. Go ahead and do laundry. Live life safely, but realize that everything we do or don't do will have risks. ...Read more

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Herpes results back and hsv1 came back IgG 53.60. Does that mean i have had this virus for over three months? What does hsv, i/II 1.48 high mean?

Can't tell.: The presence of IgG usually means the production of a protective (usually but not always) antibody from past exposure but can't tell you how far in the past. I don't know what hsv i/II high means however since I can't make sense out of it. The presence of IgM ab would point to a recent or current infection. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

Herpes unlikely: Herpes can cause lesions similar to anal fissure, but the large majority of anal fissures are not herpes. However, if the fissure is new (within a few days), it is difficult or impossible to tell for sure only by symptoms. Initial herpes usually causes multiple lesions and often fever, etc; but maybe no other symptoms with recurrent herpes. See your doctor to for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between herpes simplex virus 1 and HSV 2?

Can you tell me the difference between herpes simplex virus 1 and HSV 2?

Yes: Both belong to herpes group of visuses which are dna viruses.Herpes simplex 1 mostly oral in about 85% of cases while herpes simplex 2 usually genital in about 85% of cases.Herpes simplex1 is thus mostly acquired orally but herpes simplex2 through genital sex. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the reasons HSV (herpes simplex virus) infects the human body?

Exposure: It's a kind of virus that can infect anyone it encounters. There is no 'reason' why; it just is that way. ...Read more

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