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What Is A Viral Virus
From a virus: Infections most often are either bacterial ( ie strep throat) or viral ( ie the flu, the common cold) Bacterial infections are treatment with antibiotics which kill or harm the bacteria allowing your immune syst to destroy the rest. Viruses run their course are not harmed by antibiotics and make you ill for a week or more. ...Read more
Virus: Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route. A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Need more information to be able to answer. Fever is often associated with many infections, including viral. Different viruses cause different problems and different symptoms. The amount of fever usually does not suggest a particular infection. If it is very high in a child that is not acting sick, it can be a common childhood virus. "low fever virus" is really not a classification of viruses. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: I prefer to use gastroenteritis to describe what people refer to as the 'stomach flu', vomiting, diarrhea, sometimes accompanied by fever. It is usually casused by a viruses-this year we are seeing a lot of norovirus. Gastroenteritis can also be caused by bacteria-like e. Coli, salmonella, shigella, yersinia, campylobacter. It is not influenza (respiratory illnes, longer lasting, severe). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen and cultured if present. If nothing grows it is considered aseptic. This usually means that a virus is the cause. Special tests and cultures may or may not identify the virus. Viruses may infect the brain itself causing encephalitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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