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Doctor insights on: Vectors And Fomites In Transmitting

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Can STD be pass through fomites?

Can STD be pass through fomites?

Some: While most STDs are only transmitted sexually, there have been studies showing transmission of HPV in very special circumstances by fomites. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Where does lead come from, how does it get into our system? can insects/vector transfer lead?

Where does lead come from, how does it get into our system? can insects/vector transfer lead?

Many sources: A common source is old lead paint. Others may be lead glaze, lead in water pipes etc. Insects do not transfer lead. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/definition/con-20035487 ...Read more

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What is the vector for smallpox?

What is the vector for smallpox?

Humans: Of our major plague like illnesses, smallpox is somewhat unique in having no animal or insect carrier. Exposure to infective material from humans was the only known form of transmission. This aided eradication as immunized health providers created a "wall" around active cases. The WHO offered a bounty for reporting any cases as the illness wound down & none were found in the wild after 1977. ...Read more

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Does viral pneumonia have a vector?

Does viral pneumonia have a vector?

No: Typically viral pneumonia is related to transmission via respiratory droplets, there is no vector , as the infections are not transmitted by the bite of an insect, etc.. ...Read more

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Which website i can use to find how biological vectors are responsible for gastroenteritis?

Which website i can use to find how biological vectors are responsible for gastroenteritis?

Merk Manual: You might try the Merk Manual: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/digestive_disorders/gastroenteritis/overview_of_gastroenteritis.html Or Webmd: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/gastroenteritis Or Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastroenteritis Or Mayoclinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/viral-gastroenteritis/basics/definition/con-20019350 Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Yes: The clothing louse, sometimes referred to as the body louse, can transmit epidemic typhus. Typhus in the usa is endemic or murine typhus, a generally milder disease caused by a different rickettsia and transmitted by fleas. In the past few years, there have been clusters of cases of murine typhus in parts of southern california. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can vector-borne diseases be prevented by vaccinations?

Hello doctors, can vector-borne diseases be prevented by vaccinations?

Vaccinations: Yes, vaccination against vector borne disease can work. Yellow fever vacccine is a prime example ...Read more