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I am sick since last sunday! I think I got a bad flu virus. Please help?

I am sick since last sunday! I think I got a bad flu virus. Please help?

Sick: Drink lots of fluid, rest and otc meds all help. If its the flu you can ask your doctor about Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Hang in there. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

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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I saw my boyfriend on Sunday & last night (Weds), he was up sick all night with a stomach virus. Can I catch this if I haven't seen him since Sunday?

I saw my boyfriend on Sunday & last night (Weds), he was up sick all night with a stomach virus. Can I catch this if I haven't seen him since Sunday?

Exposure: Depends if you gave been exposed to the virus and if your body can or cannot fight it off. Now you are assuming he has the flu. I do not know how you came to the conclusion. But if he did and you were with him for several hours closely. Yes you are exposed if you were in the same area for a significant time period ...Read more

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My son, age 7, has had a persistent fever of 101º to 102º since sunday, 1/6/13. He has little to no appetite and extremely exhausted. Is it a virus?

My son, age 7, has had a persistent fever of 101º to 102º  since sunday, 1/6/13. He has little to no appetite and extremely exhausted. Is it a virus?

Most likely, but..: Symptoms other than fever? Cough, runny nose, or diarrhea? These would suggest a virus of some sort. Any swelling of his hands or feet, redness of eyes, new rash, peeling of skin, or cracked dry lips? If he has more than one of these symptoms, i would be concerned about kawasaki's disease, especially once he has 5 days of fever. If has 5 days of fevers, bring him in to see doc. ...Read more

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My son came down with a virus on sunday evening. He is five, low grade fever. Now trouble walking., limping. Emergency room?

My son came down with a virus on sunday evening. He is five, low grade fever. Now trouble walking., limping. Emergency room?

Toxic synovitis: Your child may have developed toxic synovitis as a result of his virus. Toxic synovitis is caused when the synovial fluid surrounding the head of the bone causing difficulty in walking. Toxic synovitis is usually self limiting take him to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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50 yrs; fever (100+) and chills, runny nose, cough, tired, watery eyes, stuffy. Since sunday. "dr: virus, hydrate and rest. Should i go to ER tonite?

50 yrs; fever (100+) and chills, runny nose, cough, tired, watery eyes, stuffy. Since sunday. "dr: virus, hydrate and rest. Should i go to ER tonite?

Not Emergency: No. Absolutely not. You are engaged in health care. You are not dying. You have no life threatening symptoms. You have a standard viral illness. The only concern I have is a persistent fever. Your physician should be informed soon if the fever does not improve. But that is primary care medicine not emergency medicine. ...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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