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What is listeria?

What is listeria?

Listeria: Although entering the body almost always via the foodborne route, listeria can cause serious, life-threatening infection of the meninges especially in persons with immune defects such as from cancer chemotherapy and organ transplantation. In pregnant women, it can infect the placenta and the fetus and cause death of the fetus. ...Read more

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Listeria Infection (Definition)

A serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with ...Read more


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What is salmonella?

What is salmonella?

Bacterial infection: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis, diarrhea, and food poisoning. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea for 4-7 days. Usually antibiotics are not required; the infection must simply run its course. Poor kitchen hygiene and contaminated poultry are common causes. Lizards, snakes, turtles, and birds can harbor salmonella, so wash hands after handling these pets. ...Read more

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What is toxoplasmosis?

What is toxoplasmosis?

Rare infection: Toxoplasomosis is a rare infection that can cause problems if it occurs in pregnancy. The main source of toxoplasmosis in the United States is undercooked meat, not cats as everyone assumes. Outdoor cats that kill their own food may introduce toxoplasomosis into the home by passing the organism into their litter box. Indoor cats that consume food that is provided to them will not get toxo. ...Read more

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What is listeria and how is it transmitted?

Foodborne: Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium, can be acquired from a number of foods especially cold cuts, smoked fish and unpasteurized milk or cheese. It is especially worrisome when acquired by immunosuppressed people and pregnant women. ...Read more

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What is campylobacter?

What is campylobacter?

Name for germ: This is a name for a type of germ sometimes found in the intestines & associated with an infection & symptoms. ...Read more

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What is chriptosporidiosis?

What is chriptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis: Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by a protozoan parasite called cryptosporidium ; often spread through contaminated water. ...Read more

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What is cryptosporidiosis?

What is cryptosporidiosis?

Parasite: This is a parasite which causes diarrhea in human. People are effected by contaminated water but it is very treatable. ...Read more

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What is botulism?

What is botulism?

Botulism explained: Botulism is a condition that develops due to a toxin that is released by a bug when it is ingested with food. Once absorbed, this toxin paralyses the nerves causing facial and limb paralysis and can be life-threatening at times. Treatment requires hospitalisation and close monitoring. Avoiding contaminated food products is the best preventive strategy. ...Read more

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What is entamoebiasis?

What is entamoebiasis?

Amebiasis: It's usually called just amebiasis. The most common illness is amebic dystentery, which is a severe form of diarrhea; or somtimes liver abscess. The name you used probably comes from the name of the parasite itself: Entaemoeba histolytica. If you have been diagnosed or your doctor suspcts it, discuss it with her. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is chicungunya?

What is chicungunya?

Chikungunya: This is a mosquito-borne virus that causes an arthritis that is often severe and can last for years, making the person a cripple. Hundreds of thousands of people are affected, mostly in places near the indian ocean. ...Read more

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What is zoonoses?

Zoonoses: Diseases transmitted from animals to people.

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What is listeria is it different than salmonella?

What is listeria is it different than salmonella?

Totally: Although but are bacteria usually acquired by the foodborne route and are more serious in immune suppressed people and the elderly, listeria causes meningitis and salmonella causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is rotavirus?

What is rotavirus?

A diarrhea virus: Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, and is contagious. It is one of the most common causes of children's diarrhea, but luckily, there is a vaccine now to protect against it. Babies and children who have gotten the vaccine should either not get the diarrhea or just get a milder case of it, when they catch the rotavirus. ...Read more

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What is rotavirus?

What is rotavirus?

Gastroenteritis: Rotavirus is a the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children. It causes watery diarrhea. Although it usually is self limiting and not serious, almost 2 million children become seriously ill from dehydration world wide every year, and over 500,000 children under 5 die. In the US there were 35-40 deaths each year from this before the vaccine, which has decreased these numbers. ...Read more

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What is amphicimia?

What is amphicimia?

Emphysema: Emphysema is a disease of smokers. The lungs have lost their elasticity. It is hard to blow off the waste carbon dioxide and to get good oxygen levels for your blood passing through the lungs. Emphysema can be the end stage of lung disease. It is to be avoided at all costs. Which means stopping smoking now for all reading this that want to have a normal length of life. ...Read more

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What is ecoli?

What is ecoli?

Bacteria in colon: Escherichia coli (e. Coli) is a type of bacteia (rod shaped, needs oxygen to grow) normally lives in the colon. Fecal bacteria. Some strains make toxin and cause disease. E. Coli is normal in the colon, can cause infection in other places, like urine, blood, etc. Don't want it in your water supply, or your beaches. ...Read more

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What is enteritis?

What is enteritis?

Inflammation : Enteritis is inflammation of the intestines. Usually it is due to a bacterial or viral infection. Antibiotics are used to treat a bacterial cause. Viral enteritis is generally treated symptomatic ally. Something for nausea if you have nausea /vomiting. Clear liquids for a day and them advance diet as tolerated. Probiotics on the form of yogurt, kefir, fermented food. Diarrhea is generally not trea ...Read more

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What is meningococcal?

What is meningococcal?

Meningococcal means: Related to the meningococcus, a bacterium that can cause bacterial meningitis and/or meningococcemia (a potentially very serious cause of bacteria in the blood). ...Read more

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What is cytomegalovirus?

What is cytomegalovirus?

CMV cytomegalovirus: CMV is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses. It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children through body fluids like saliva, tears, urine, blood, and even breast milk. It is often transmitted during diaper changes, while bathing, and during other close contact. Teenagers and adults transmit the virus through kissing and sexual intercourse. ...Read more