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Doctor insights on: Toxoplasmosis Consumption Of Contaminated Water

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Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?

Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?

No: You can get it directly from another person through fecal-oral contact. Which may seem unlikely, but if you clean up someone's diarrhea and don't wash your hands, you'll probably get it. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


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What type of health risks can arise from drinking lead contaminated water over in Asian lake?

What type of health risks can arise from drinking lead contaminated water over in Asian lake?

The amount you would: The amount you injest over a brief period of time would be very small, unless it was the effluent from a smelting plant. Long term use would be another matter, but less harmful if you are older, rather than for children.. ...Read more

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What are effects of drinking of contaminated water?

What are effects of drinking of contaminated water?

It depends: on what is contaminating the water: bacteria, chemical agents, etc... ...Read more

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What are the effects of ingesting contaminated water?

What are the effects of ingesting contaminated water?

Depends: It depends on what is in the water, but it can be deadly and contaminated water is one of the greatest public health risks worldwide with millions dyings annually from the effects of contimated water sources. ...Read more

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Are water coolers free of germs?

Are water coolers free of germs?

Loaded question-: Typically, yes - the water is usually free of germs, but not the button or the lever that allows water to flow into your cup, additionally, it is difficult to vouch for the dispenser that might have been violated by some brash employee who didn't use a cup and decides to take a "swig" using his lips that may have inadvertently touch the lip of the water spout.....Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that consuming alcoholic beverages along with possibly infected canned food kill the botulism toxin and reduce the risk of getting sick?

Is it possible that consuming alcoholic beverages along with possibly infected canned food kill the botulism toxin and reduce the risk of getting sick?

Not recommended: If any suspicion that food is contaminated do not eat it. Usually, that is appreciated visually, by smell and taste. Alcohol may neutralize bacteria, but not their toxins once they get in your system. There is a popular belief that alcohol would help in fighting infections and it may, however would not recommend it against deadly conditions, like botulism. ...Read more

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Is rabies-infected meat dangerous for human consumption in foreign countries?

Is rabies-infected meat dangerous for human consumption in foreign countries?

Possibly raw milk: Rabies virus can be found in unpasteurized milk of rabid animals and there are a few anecdotal reports of transmission possibly. There have been several large scale post-exposure prophylaxis incidents involved unpasteurized milk from a rabid cow. ...Read more

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Assuming the sprout i bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli,etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Assuming the sprout i bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli,etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Raw Risk: Make sure you get your sprouts from a trusted source. If sprouts are exposed to animal fertilizers or unsanitary hands, you are at risk of contracting food poisoning. Cold water washing sometimes isn't enough to wash the bacteria off and cooking is your only way to kill these bacteria. ...Read more

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I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables) , why?

I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables) , why?

See a doc: Some people have sluggish bowel, colonic inertia. Sometimes meds or hormones play a role. Gyn or pelvic muscle issues, internal hernias, other. Get checked. ...Read more

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Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed even after boiling of milk?

Is rabies virus can harm kids if rabied cows milk consumed even after boiling of milk?

No - it should be ok: Rabies in cattle is serious and a reason raw milk is considered risky. But heating it to even 140 deg f kills the virus - certainly boiling does. So, it should be safe with regard to the rabies virus. It's really good that you are interested in this sort of thing - have a great holiday season. ...Read more

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What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

Cryptosporidium : Rats can harbor cryptosporidium but how often they are related to human cases is unknown although the original source of the protozoan in human infection is often not known. ...Read more

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Could anthrax spread by consuming cooked infected meat?

Could anthrax spread by consuming cooked infected meat?

Not if well cooked.: Anthrax spores are harder to kill than usual bacteria. However, if the meat was well done, it not likely to be infective. ...Read more

Dr. William Ritchie
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Water Pollution (Definition)

Water pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into rivers, streams, oceans, and other bodies of water that cause harm to living organisms ...Read more