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Is Lyme disease viral or bacterial? Is the organism that causes Lyme disease virus or bacteria?

Is Lyme disease viral or bacterial? Is the organism that causes Lyme disease virus or bacteria?

Bacterial: Lime disease is caused by an infection with a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete. It is spread by the bite of a tick that has acquired the germ. ...Read more

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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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How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

Health Department: Usually suspected outbreaks of foodborne illness are reported to the local health department who can then carry out an investigation. Sometimes health care providers make the report, sometimes the general public does. ...Read more

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What is my risk of contracting food borne illnesses?

What is my risk of contracting food borne illnesses?

Depends: With proper handling of food your risks are low. All foods should be handled carefully, properly & with caution. Wash foods appropriately and avoid eating raw unwashed foods. Use precautions when handling chicken & clean up appropriately. Fish, chicken and pork should be cooked appropriatley. Leafy vegetables and root vegetables and others should be thoroughly washed. Be careful and be safe! ...Read more

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What type of disease are chicken pox and meningitis catergorized in?

What type of disease are chicken pox and meningitis catergorized in?

Different: Chicken pox (varicella) is a herpes virus that infects children not immunized against it.Many meningitis infections are also viral but infect the central nervous system and are often much more serious.We vaccinate children to prevent both. ...Read more

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Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Basically Yes: Hiv & hepatitis c are transmitted by contact with an infected persons blood. No blood = no transmission. However, if you handle an item that has their blood on it, then you are at risk. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics responsible for the mutation of bird flu and mad cow disease?

Are antibiotics responsible for the mutation of bird flu and mad cow disease?

No: There is no evidence that antibiotics have anything to do with viral mutations, particularly influenza which is known to mutate regularly long before antibiotics were used. Mad cow disease is caused by a prion, and this is too complicated to discuss here. But it is not in any way related to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis virus infection interfere the progression of HIV disease?

Can hepatitis virus infection interfere the progression of HIV disease?

Yes: Co infection with hepatitis b or hepatitis c ( that is having HIV and either of the above) is documented to generally result in further progression of both diseases. Therefore, patients with either illnesses must be screened to rule out co infection... Treatment is encouraged for both viral illnesses. New treatments are available for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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What is mad cow disease, viral or bacterial?

What is mad cow disease, viral or bacterial?

Slow virus: It's viral. It is a type of infection in which infection may not be evident for decades. Slow viruses are notoriously difficult to culture but advanced dna techniques and electron microscopy can prove their presence. ...Read more

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What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

Vomit/Diarrhea: Usually food borne illnesses cause vomiting or diarrhea, but it really depends on the infection type. Food borne illnesses can be caused by bacteria, parasites, some viruses, and toxins produced by bacteria and molds. The symptoms will be a little different with each one. Some ca be deadly other just unpleasant. ...Read more

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What disease or virus can inhalation of respiratory secretions transmit?

What disease or virus can inhalation of respiratory secretions transmit?

Many respiratory inf: Many of the upper airway viral infections such as influenza viruses and common cold viruses(rhino viruses).... Most importantly TB and some of the pneumonia causing bacterial infections can be transmitted thru the respiratory secretions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a prion disease? Prion disease?

What are the symptoms of a prion disease? Prion disease?

Multiple diseases: Prion diseases included a number of disorders. The most prominent, cjd, causes, dementia, ataxia, weird painful sensations, seizures, wasting etc. For more information please consult the following site. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/prions/. ...Read more

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Do the presence of plasmocytes in child with flu like symptoms indicate malignant disease?

Do the presence of plasmocytes in child with flu like symptoms indicate malignant disease?

Plasmocytes: Small amounts in children are not a sign of malignancy, and may appear with inflammatory reactions ...Read more

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How are viral and bacterial diseases distinguished from each other?

How are viral and bacterial diseases distinguished from each other?

See details: Viral diseases are caused by viruses and bacterial disease are caused by bacteria. There are innumerable diseases that fall into each category. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

Bacteria/toxins: Most are due to eating a toxin produced by a bacteria e.g. Staph (causes fever, lots of vomiting, diarrhea), or ingesting a dose of bacteria itself, e.g. Salmonella, campylobacter. Foods contaminated by fecal or disease causing bacteria (even organic), undercooked to kill bacteria present, served by handlers with poor hygiene (eew) transmit disease. Bad water, hygiene spreads parasite, viral infect. ...Read more

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What metabolic diseases are associated with consumption of few plant foods?

What metabolic diseases are associated with consumption of few plant foods?

Metabolic syndrome: High cholesterol. Also metabolic syndrome [belly chub, high blood pressure, high sugar/ triglycerides]. What you can do: eat well: good portions, whole grains, lots of fruits & veggies. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. These are powerful things you can do for not only metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol, but also preventing cancer and being healthy all over. ...Read more

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Can chicken soup help against symptoms of lung infection?

Can chicken soup help against symptoms of lung infection?

Probably: There are some small studies favoring the use of chicken soup during colds. No body knows what exactly is helpful, the fluids from the soup, the warm temperature, the salt it contains, or the protein from the chicken. Somehow in conjunction it supports the immune system during an infection. I think you can extrapolate the benefits to pulmonary infections ( at least bronchitis. Pneumonia need more. ...Read more

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