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Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Not successfully: Animal organs have been used - in experimental circumstances - for a variety of human transplants, without long-term success. Remaining obstacles of rejection are major. When a winning strategy is developed, you will know because we will suddenly be able to address the organ shortage. We can use animal heart valves (usually pig) because they are treated + no longer stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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Who are yersinia pestis most common victims; farmers, campers?

Who are yersinia pestis most common victims; farmers, campers?

Yersinia Pestis: Yersinia pestis is an organism responsible for plague. It is transmitted to humans through a bite of infected rat flea. It is common is campers, hikers, veterinarians. ...Read more

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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...Read more

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Are humans the only animals that suffer from mental disorders?

Are humans the only animals that suffer from mental disorders?

Maybe, maybe not: It would be hard to definitively document in animals, the same symptoms humans suffer. Diagnosis in humans requires a great deal of communication about complex experiences. Our language and understanding fail us, with animals. Still, seeming anxiety and repetitive behaviors show up in pets and other animals in captivity -- birds pulling out feathers, acral lick dermatitis & granulomas in dogs. ...Read more

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Do humans release musk while sexually attracted?

Not musk+: Humans have pheromones but they don't secrete musk. Musk is a glandular secretion from the musk deer. ...Read more

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Are there any hypoallergenic dog breeds?

Are there any hypoallergenic dog breeds?

There's no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed, although some individual dogs may cause fewer allergy symptoms than others: Many people think that pet allergies are caused by a dog's or cat's fur, but the real source of pet allergies is often a protein that's in the saliva and urine of dogs and cats. This protein sticks to the dead, dried flakes (dander) from your pet's skin. Some dog breeds are marketed as hypoallergenic because they don't shed fur or they shed very little. Because these dogs don't shed, the allergy-causing dander that sticks to their fur doesn't get released into the air or onto the floor as much as with a shedding dog. But while you may have less dog hair with a nonshedding dog, no dog breed is hypoallergenic. If you're allergic to dogs, but still want to have one, consider the following tips to reduce your allergy symptoms: Choose a smaller dog, which will shed less dander than will a larger dog. , Keep your pet out of your bedroom and other rooms in which you spend a lot of time. , Keep your pet outside, if weather permits. , Bathe your pet weekly to remove dander from its coat. , Choose carpet-free flooring, or shampoo your carpet regularly. , Use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air purifier and vent filters to help reduce airborne pet allergens. ...Read more

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Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?

Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?

No health risk: Bovine GH is given to cows to increase their milk production. It has no activity in humans and would be destroyed in our digestive tract. Opposition to its use is more political than scientific ...Read more

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Where are tbe-infected ticks found?

Where are tbe-infected ticks found?

Europe and Asia: Tickborne encephalitis is found in central and northern europe and central asia. ...Read more

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Is Mycobacterium Chelonae contagious from human to human?

Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/ ...Read more

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Which snakes are poisonous to humans?

None: Actually, no snakes are poisonous, but some are venomous. Poisons are ingested, venoms are injected or absorbed. As for venomous snakes, there are hundreds of species and the occur on every continent except antartica. ...Read more

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Do hamsters carry diseases that are harmful to humans?

Rare but can happen.: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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