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Can rabies spread through sheep?

Can rabies spread through sheep?

Yes: Rabies can occur in any mammal. While not common in sheep, they can get it and thus transmit it to you if bitten or scratched by their saliva or blood. ...Read more

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Vaccinated dog causes rabies while saliva contact through air between 7 feet long distance?

Vaccinated dog causes rabies while saliva contact through air between 7 feet long distance?

No: Rabies is unlikely in a vaccinated dog. The more common vectors for rabies are raccoons, skunks, and coyotes. You can't get rabies through the air. It can only be transmitted via broken skin by an animal bite. On average, there is 1 or 2 rabies fatalities in the US per year. ...Read more

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How do vegetarians break down plant cell walls to obtain nutrients from plants?

How do vegetarians break down plant cell walls to obtain nutrients from plants?

They don't: Vegetarians are humans with the same digestive capacity as other humans. There are animals known as ruminants, like cows, that have an extra stomach in which bacteria help them break down the cell walls from plants like grass. People can't get nutrition from grass, even if they become vegetarian. Vegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, and plants that are edible to all humans. ...Read more

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Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Serious Questions: Unused gloves? You have to be smarter than this. How could an unused product transmit any infection? Hiv is hard to get. It is not caught by simple contact with an inanimate object. You have to have direct blood to blood or semen to blood access to catch this infection. The knowledge about how HIV is transmitted has stayed the same for 35 years now. ...Read more

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Studies show that olive leaf extract interacts with the hiv's enzyme and proteins from stopping the virus from replicating thus destroying the HIV !?

Studies show that olive leaf extract interacts with the hiv's enzyme and proteins from stopping the virus from replicating thus destroying the HIV !?

Not enough: That's a far cry from showing that it will be beneficial to people with HIV infection. Lots of things destroy HIV that we can't use for treatment. We already have great drugs that stop viral replication. What we need now is something that rids the body of latent infection. Neither killing the virus nor stopping its replication will do that. ...Read more

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Can rabies virus transmit by water while washing saliva from intact skin and water pass through broken skin?

Can rabies virus transmit by water while washing saliva from intact skin and water pass through broken skin?

Theoretically, yes: Theoretically it is possible to transmit the virus in saliva from an intact surface to a non-intact surface. The amount of dilution and size of the area of non-intact skin will determine the probability of transmission, in addition to the further dilution of the viral load following the recognition of contact with non-intact skin. If in doubt, post-exposure prophylaxis should be considered. ...Read more

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Do gellhorn pessaries often fall out?

Do gellhorn pessaries often fall out?

Here are some ...: Yes, it may fall out. But it's worthwhile to consult the Gyn-doc if the size used is fit or not. Of course, it has been placed correctly as instructed before blaming the pessary. Best ...Read more

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Does the disease leptospirosis transferred from rat feces?

Does the disease leptospirosis transferred from rat feces?

No, Rodent urine: Leptospirosis is maintained in nature by chronic kidney infection of rodents and other small mammal resevoirs. These animals may be infected at birth and excrete leptospires continuously throughout life. Human infection occurs through direct or indirect contact with urine or tissues of infected animals. Indirect contact with contaminated water or soil causes the majority of cases. ...Read more

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Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read more

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Can lotion affect the latex gloves when drawing blood?

Can lotion affect the latex gloves when drawing blood?

Shouldn't happen: Most healthcare workers use hand lotion during the day because they wash their hands often, and their skin ends up dry. Latex gloves are more likely to be damaged by stronger solvents such as paint thinner, nail polish remover, gasoline, acetone, etc..., but hand lotion should not cause a problem (especially because each glove is used only for a short time). ...Read more

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Does a papercut qualify as broken skin? Relating to transmitting stds from touching a wet towel

Does a papercut qualify as broken skin? Relating to transmitting stds from touching a wet towel

YES: a cut represents broken skin; however, STDs are just that- infection spread through sexual contact- not from a wet towel. ...Read more

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Sorry, are crib toys safe to stay in the crib while baby sleeps in the crib?

Sorry, are crib toys safe to stay in the crib while baby sleeps in the crib?

Crib Toys: Yes, as long as you are following the age recommendations on the packaging from the toy company. ...Read more