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Doctor insights on: What Causes Viruses In The Human Body

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What cause viruses in the humans body?

What cause viruses in the humans body?

Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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What causes the human immunodeficiency virus?

What causes the human immunodeficiency virus?

HIV: The obvious answer is that HIV causes it. But perhaps you meant "how do you get it?" you get HIV by having unsafe sex or by sharing needles/syringes by someone else who has it. ...Read more

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What all is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

What all is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus?

HIV infection/AIDS: The HIV virus causes HIV infection and aids. There are many clinical manifestations of HIV infection and aids, which are too numerous to list here. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pneumomia to rapidly spread in body?

What are the causes of pneumomia to rapidly spread in body?

Depends on the cause: Spread of pneumonia causing organisms (be it a bacteria or virus) depends on the type of bug & immune status of the infected person. Severe infection with an invasive organism in a normal person or if it occurs in a person whose immune system is weak (due to medications, cancer, transplant, hiv, primary immune disorders etc.) then there is a higher chance of spread to bloodstream, causing sepsis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of filoviruses on the human body?

What are the effects of filoviruses on the human body?

Hemorrhagic fever: Good question. Filoviruses are a group of viruses, some of them can cause hemorrhagic fever in primates and humans, examples are the genus Ebolavirus which has several species causing Ebola, & the Marburgvirus genus (rarer), with only two species of concern. For a good discussion of the subject see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filoviridae with links to both Ebola and Marburg types. ...Read more

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What are the major hormones present in the human body?

What are the major hormones present in the human body?

Cholesterol!: Amazingly enough, almost all hormones are made from cholesterol. Small modifications create testosterone, estrogens, cortico steroids, progesterones and quite a few others including precursors. ...Read more

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What are the ways that cancer cells travel through the human body?

What are the ways that cancer cells travel through the human body?

Simply...: Cancer cells would travel via blood or by lymph channels. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kinds of damage does streptococcus pyogenes cause to the human body?

What kinds of damage does streptococcus pyogenes cause to the human body?

Strep complications: Streptococcus pyogenes, the bacterial cause of "strep throat", can invade other organ systems and cause infection in in areas around the tonsils, lymph glands in the neck, middle ear, mastoid regions, sinuses, bones, lungs (pneumonia), kidneys and liver (toxic shock syndrome). The noninfectious complications include rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and acute glomerulonephritis (kidneys). ...Read more

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Any description of the ebola virus and scientific details on how it attacks the human cells as different from other viruses?

Ebola Virus: See: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php *”Ebola virions enter host cells through endocytosis and replication occurs in the cytoplasm. Upon infection, the virus affects the host blood coagulative and immune defense system and leads to severe immunosuppression”. ...Read more

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The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infects helper t cells. What is the role of these cells?

Cellular immunity: These are cells that work as part of the cellular immune system, fighting certain fungal (e.g. Cryptococcus), viral (e.g. Herpesviruses), parastic (e.g. Toxoplasma), and bacterial (e.g. Tuberulosis) infections. The cellular immune system also helps to prevent certain cancers, such as lymphomas. ...Read more

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Which part of the human body cannot get cancer?

Which part of the human body cannot get cancer?

Cells without nuclei: Any organ containing cells with nuclei and DNA can be subject to developing cancer. In certain tissue like the teeth or hair where no nuclei are present and DNA mutations are not found then malignancies should not appear. ...Read more

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What are proteins found in the human immunodeficiency virus?

What are proteins found in the human immunodeficiency virus?

HIV proteins: Hiv particles surround themselves with a coat of fatty material known as the viral envelope (or membrane). Projecting from this are around 72 little spikes, which are formed from the proteins gp120 and gp41. Just below the viral envelope is a layer called the matrix, which is made from the protein p17. ...Read more

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The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

Wucheria: This is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It finds its way to the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

All of them: Every organ in your body and every cell (including bone and fate) make some sort of hormones. Most work locally, others circulate in the blood. There are thousands and thousands of them. You may be thinking of the"ductless" glands, which is very old terminology. ...Read more

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What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spondyloarthritis in human body and what is the cure?

Unknown. No cure: The spondyloarthropathies are a group of diseases characterized by joint inflammation primarily of the back and a variety of other tissues. There is no cure. Symptoms are treated based upon severity and progression. Some patients will get better without any intervention while others progress to ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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In what ways are antibodies released in the human immune response?

In what ways are antibodies released in the human immune response?

Antibodies: Antibodies are produced by b lymphocytes. There are five antibodies. Infection stimulates b cells as well as other cells to trigger antibody production. ...Read more