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Viral Disease Of Poultry
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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