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If smallpox only affected humans, where did the first person contract it from? Is the virus related to other "pox"? Rickettsial, cow, chicken?
Virus: If they're all named with the same genus because they are related. Chicken pox is a herpesvirus; the rule only works with the latin names. These viruses mutate and gene-swap so that's how they can 'jump species' and change from being zoonotic to affecting humans. ...Read more
Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?
NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more
Med assit called and my throat culture was haemophilus parainfluenza 2. Worried because I don't know what this means. amoxicillin for 7 days so far.
H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, although I hope by now after 7 days of antibiotics you're better. Various viruses (mono) and bacteria (Strep A) would be on my list - were they checked for? A related bacteria known as Haemophilus influenzae IS a pathogen (a real germ) but u don't have it ...Read more
They're infected: Ludwig's angina is a bilateral multi-space neck infection that is dangerous to the patient because it can compromise their ability to breathe. This can be life-threatening so they need immediate treatment for this overwhelming infection. La can result from badly infected teeth and pus may drain into the mouth spontaneously. Though the infections may not be communicable, avoid sharing germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.
What rare posibilties of catching hiv/aids by french kissing with an open sore? Like if u only kissed twice barley tongue? What are the chances?
My 14M baby boy got Rotavirus (moderated) only 1 event of diarrhea for 5 days, no fever or vomit, was well; however he was vaccinated, is that common?
Depends: Infectious encephalitis caused by borelia, viruses (yellow fever, hemorrhagic fever viruses), rickettsiae are contagious, but often require the presence of a vector, usually a mosquito or a tick that will transfer the pathogen from the infected person to the healthy one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sat in same room as 2 sick kids. Neither sneezed, coughed or touched ne thing. If they have d-68 what r chances I caught it?
Enterovirus: The human enteroviruses (Poliovirus, the prototypical enterovirus) are ubiquitous viruses that are transmitted from person to person via direct contact with virus shed from the gastrointestinal or upper respiratory tract. If you did not come in direct contact with their secretions, the risk of contagion is very low. If you develop any cold or flu like symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Contagious: The bacteria that causes scarlet fever can be spread through nasal or throat fluids by sneezing or coughing. If there is a child with scarlet fever or strep throat, other people should avoid sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils with the infected child. Washing hands is very important to minimize infectious spread. Public water sources should not be a source of infection. ...Read more
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