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What is the replication mechanism of the west nile virus?

What is the replication mechanism of the west nile virus?

West Nile virus: The virus is transmitted by mosquitos. The mosquitos become infected by feeding on infected birds. You can not contract West Nile virus by kissing or touching another person. ...Read more

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Ebola Virus (Definition)

Ebola virus is the cause of Ebola which is a hemorrhagic fever that affects ...Read more


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What is the pathogenesis of the west nile virus infection?

What is the pathogenesis of the west nile virus infection?

Brain virus: The flavivirus is carried by mosquitoes, often mutants that bite both birds and people. It usually produces no symptoms, less often a mild fever, 1% of the time affects the brain, with the virus entering and multiplying in brain cells sometimes with lasting damage. Until there is a vaccine, avoiding mosquitoes is safest. ...Read more

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What's the death rate of stevens johnson syndrome here in the u.S.?

What's the death rate of stevens johnson syndrome here in the u.S.?

Depends on BSA: The death rate from steven's johnson syndrome (sjs) is dependent on the extent of skin sloughing. When body surface area (bsa) sloughing is less than 10%, the mortality rate is approximately 1-5%. However, with more extensive  sloughing (30% bsa)  the death rate is 25-35%, or higher. ...Read more

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Is the cause of ramsay hunt syndrome known?

Is the cause of ramsay hunt syndrome known?

Herpes Infection: Ramsy-hunt syndrome is attributed to a herpes infection of the geniculate ganglion. It consists of facial palsy in combination with a herpetic eruption in in the external ear canal. Symptoms may include tinnitus (ringing in the ear), vertigo, deafness plus the facial weakness. ...Read more

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Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana

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What are the symptoms of the west nile virus?

What are the symptoms of the west nile virus?

Quite variable: It can range from no symptoms to just fever to headache and fever (meningitis) to confusion, weakness, seizures (encephalitis). ...Read more

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Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Werner is a type: Werner syndrome is one type of progeria (premature aging syndromes), often called adult onset progeria because it doesn't show up until adulthood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps)?

What are the symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps)?

Numerous : Fever, chills, malaise, and particularly shortness of breath with pulmonary congestion and sometimes bloody sputum. All relatively non-specific and attributable to several different illnesses. ...Read more

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What is the difference in symptoms between ebola and the marburg virus?

What is the difference in symptoms between ebola and the marburg virus?

Marburg vs Ebola: Marburg Virus and Ebola both cause severe hemorrhagic fevers in humans and are viruses from the Filoviridae family. They both have a similar clinical presentaion. The fatality rate from Marburg virus outbreaks has been from 24 to 88%. The Zaire Ebola virus had 88% death rate when discovered in 1976. A Bundibugyo Ebola virus outbreak occurred in 2007 in Uganda with a 40% death rate. Tai Forest ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of a west nile virus infection?

Many have none: May present with fever, fatigue, body aches, skin rash on the trunk, enlarged lymph nodes and generalized sense of not feeling well. In about one in 150 patients develop neurological findings of meningitis/encephalitis, and this can be potentially devastating. ...Read more

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Why is the number of west nile virus cases increased in warm weather?

Why is the number of west nile virus cases increased in warm weather?

West Nile Virus.: Agree w dr. Friedlander. West nile virus is normally transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes normally acquire the virus from birds. Mosquitoes are most active during the warm season. This is when most infections are incurred. ...Read more

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Is progeria and werner syndrome the same thing?

Is progeria and werner syndrome the same thing?

Similar...: ...In the clinical features (accelerated aging) but werner syndrome is a bit less severe, and has a different genetic basis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gulf war syndrome?

What are the symptoms of gulf war syndrome?

Gulf War Syndrome: May include many different symptoms & conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Menstrual, gastrointestinal, neurological, psychiatric, respiratory, cardiac, sleep & dermatologic problems which are chronic in natures may also occur. ...Read more

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What is nano virus and gulf war syndrome?

Agree w Dr. Lutwick: There are no specific associations. See: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/disability-compensation-gulf-war-veterans.html ...Read more

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Who is the target population of sticklers syndrome?

Who is the target population of sticklers syndrome?

Children: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stickler-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20027976

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What are the differences between Lyme disease and the west nile virus?

Not much in common: Lyme Disease is caused by borrelia (a bacteria). West Nile Virus is caused by a virus. The former causes a targetoid rash and can infect just about any organ system including the eye, joints,heart, and brain if left untreated. It is transmitted to humans by a deer tick. West Nile virus is transmitted by a mosquito and in most cases is asymptomatic. 20% get rash / fever. Encephalitis is rare. ...Read more