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Am I freaking out for nothing if I think I have tropical infection after spring break?

Am I freaking out for nothing if I think I have tropical infection after spring break?

Tropical infection?: Do not know what you mean by "tropical infection". The most likely thing to get on spring break is sexually transmitted disease. Protect yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What type(s) of infection could happen from having ingested mouldy food like bread products?

What type(s) of infection could happen from having ingested mouldy food like bread products?

Nothing will happen: Ingesting fungus infested (mouldy) bread is esthetically unappealing, but harmless. No infection or illness is likely. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Are toxoplasma infections common in the southern u.S.?

Are toxoplasma infections common in the southern u.S.?

Everywhere: Wherever there is cat feces (domestic, wild, lions, tigers), there is plenty of toxoplasmosis. Eating undercooked meat is another important way to meet the organism. Toxoplasmosis usually gets missed clinically; its frequency in a community depends on physician index of suspicion. ...Read more

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What r h.I.V infections?

What r h.I.V infections?

Immune deficiency: Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the cause of aids. It is transmitted by intimate contact, either sexually, by blood or tissue transfer, by mothers to their fetus or newborn. Early onset illness may present in various forms, often as a mononucleosis-like syndrome. ...Read more

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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children. Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more

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Signs of bladdler infection?

Signs of bladdler infection?

Urinary pain + other: The "text book" description of symptoms include : problems with urination, seeing blood each time you urinate, dribbling. Please keep in mind that not all patients will have the typical symptoms (painful urination, blood in the urine, frequent urination, low abdominal pain, low back pain). There are some people who come into the er and only have a fever, or just experience vomiting. ...Read more

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What is Localised infections?

What is Localised infections?

Localized infection: is an infection, usually bacteria, that is confined to one relatively small part of the body. An abscess, for example, is a localized infection. Sometimes a localized infection can be treated by draining out the pus. Other times, antibiotics are needed. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more