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What are some of the most dangerous viral disease?

What are some of the most dangerous viral disease?

Dangerous viruses: Are you referring to most virulent virus, fatal rate without or with treatment or most deaths historically? Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more


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Is there anyway to make a viral disease go away faster?

Depends on the virus: We have treatments for some viral infections: hiv, hepatitis c, hepatitis b, herpes, influenza and zoster, for example. But for many other viral infections (common cold, viral gastroenteritis) you just have to wait it out and treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the chances of getting a viral disease?

Wash your hands: Many viral illnesses are transmitted by direct contact with an infected person or else by touching a contaminated object (also known as a fomite), then touching our mucous membranes. ...Read more

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What viral disease attacks the nervous system?

Many: Looks like Zika has just joined the list, but others include herpes simplex and zoster, West Nile, a multitude of equine viruses, Japanese B, Ebola, etc. Caveat: many of these infections are carried by mosquitos and biting insects!!! ...Read more

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What is the deadliest bacterial or viral disease in the world?

What is the deadliest bacterial or viral disease in the world?

That depends: are you asking about most # of deaths over history or virulence of actual organisms. I can't state #1. But the following are serious: Ebola, Influenza, Pneumonic Plague, Smallpox, SARS, Tetanus, Inhalational Anthrax & more. For more info see "List of human disease case fatality rates" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_disease_case_fatality_rates ...Read more

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What would be the dealiest bacterial or viral disease in the world?

What would be the dealiest bacterial or viral disease in the world?

Many answers: I will vote for largest numbers as well as overall nastiness (my opinion): virus: 1. Influenza - killed most people in pandemics 2. Ebola - evil, nasty, dead quickly (but rare) bacteria: 1. Yersinia pestis - plague pandemics 2. Clostridium botulinum - botulism toxin is very very toxic in small amounts. ...Read more

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Why is mononucleosis considered mostly a viral disease?

Why is mononucleosis considered mostly a viral disease?

Mononucleosis def.: Mononucleosis is caused by Epstein Barr Virus, one of the most common human viral infections. Mononucleosis is not caused by bacteria, fungii or parasites so by definition is COMPLETELY a viral disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have more than 1 viral disease at the same time? With one of those being mono

Is it possible to have more than 1 viral disease at the same time? With one of those being mono

Absolutely. Immune: systems job is to constantly screen & protect from cancer cells, viruses, bacteria & fungal infections. How many we may have to fight at once varies widely & can be a huge challenge. Initial immune system response to virus (just snippets of DNA/RNA with a protein coating; no living cell) commonly takes ~7 days; thus the value of vaccines to prompt the immune system to prepare for rapid response. ...Read more

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