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What to do if I got ross river virus 10 years ago, still suffer.?

What to do if I got ross river virus 10 years ago, still suffer.?

See rheumatologist: Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on trunk & extremities). Usually ...Read more

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I got ross river virus 10 years ago and am still suffering from it. What can I do?

I got ross river virus 10 years ago and am still suffering from it. What can I do?

Rheumatology eval: if you have continued joint pain. Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on > ...Read more

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Does ross river fever virus show in blood tests for the rest of your life?

For a long time: The immune response to ross fever virus is detectable as a rising level of antibodies to the virus. Those antibodies persist in the blood, usually for decades. After a long time, the antibody titer (amount of antibody) in the blood will fall to below detectable levels in some people. Most will still have detectable antibodies in the blood for their entire lives. ...Read more

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I have multiple joint pain and think I may have ross river virus, could I have gotten this from a mosquito?

I have multiple joint pain and think I may have ross river virus, could I have gotten this from a mosquito?

Ross River Fever: Have you traveled to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Indonesia? Ochlerotatus vigilax, Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus & Culex annulirostris mosquitoes are known to transmit Ross River Virus. If you haven't travelled to endemic areas than risk of developing Ross River Fever is just about nil. ...Read more

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Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual ?

Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www.dermnet.com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/ You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more

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What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

Cyclospora: 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

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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

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

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

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

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

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

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