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What is the cause of mers virus?

What is the cause of mers virus?

Coronavirus: Middle eastern respiratory syndrome virus is in the coronavirus class and it appears it may be transmitted to humans from bats. So far there have been only a small number of documented cases, but since it may produce a very mild disease in some people, numerous individuals may have been infected and not know it.Mers. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more


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What is the influenza type of virus?

What is the influenza type of virus?

Orthomyxoviridae: Influenza family of viruses (3 major ones- a, b, c) belong in the orthomyxoviridae family of single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Influenza a infects humans, birds, and certain mammals. It causes all flu pandemics. Influenza b virus is less common than influenza a, though it can infect seals. Influenza c virus infects humans and pigs, but is much less common, causing milder disease. ...Read more

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What is the most dangerous strain of the flu or influenza?

What is the most dangerous strain of the flu or influenza?

Avian flu: Avian flu is the kind that in recent asian outbreaks had the highest mortality rate; swine flu was less severe, but still had higher morbidity and mortality than regular winter flu (because we usually have some immunity from our past exposure to regular winter flu). ...Read more

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What is the name of the virus that cause ebola and what are the symptoms of ebola ?

What is the name of the virus that cause ebola and what are the symptoms of ebola ?

Zaire Ebolavirus is: strain causing current outbreak in West Africa. According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite,low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may progress to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea (potentially bloody), marked weight loss, chest pain, coughing > ...Read more

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What is the swine flu?

What is the swine flu?

Flu and animals: Influenza is one of the few viruses that can infect both people and animals. In the winter, people, in the summer, animals, typically farm animals. As it passes through animals the virus varies a bit, creating new strains. If it does so via pigs, it is called a swine flu when it comes back to infect humans. ...Read more

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What is the cause of salmonella?

What is the cause of salmonella?

Salmonella bacteria: Salmonella is a bacteria. In the United States, it is the most common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and sometimes on unwashed fruit and vegetables. About 40, 000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the United States annually. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of cholera?

What is the symptoms of cholera?

Watery diarrhea: Cholera causes variable amount of watery (rice water) diarrhea which can be severe enough to cause rapid dehydration. Vomiting can occur but fever is not prominent. ...Read more

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What is the cause of influenza a?

What is the cause of influenza a?

Influenza A virus: Influenza viruses are categorized as influenza a or influenza b. Influenza a is the more common and more serious one. Usually two of the 3 strains in each influenza vaccine are influenza a viruses. ...Read more

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What are signs of the flu. Is flu dangerous for me?

What are signs of the flu. Is flu dangerous for me?

Many: Fever, body aches, fatigue, bone aches. Think real bad cold but a thousand times worse. It can be dangerous for the very young and people with chronic medical problems. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the bird flu?

What type of pathogen causes the bird flu?

The bird flu ...: That is being talked about is an influenza a virus of the h5n1 serotype. Most flu viruses that are not h 1, 2 or 3 are not human pathogens but this one can be. To this point, it still does not spread well from person to person. ...Read more

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What is the height of the flu season?

What is the height of the flu season?

Fall to late winter: Flue season is usually a winter illness. We see influenza all year long. However, the peak of the season is usually later fall to late winter. Sporadic cases in spring and summer occur. Get a flu shot and practice all the things to prevent the spread of flu during flu season. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of typhoid fever like?

What is the symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Fever and belly pain: Typhoid usually presents with progressive fever and abdominal fever, with constipation rather than diarrhea, over a week when altered mental status begins, so-called coma vigil. ...Read more

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How is normal flu is different from birdflu or anything worst kind of flu? What are the symptoms?

How is normal flu is different from birdflu or anything worst kind of flu? What are the symptoms?

Complicated: Bird influenza is rare and human to human transmission does not seem to occur as effectively as with other strains (serotypes). It does have a higher mortality rate among the relatively few persons who have unfortunately been documented to be infected. Symptoms of influenza can be diverse, as can the complications and include fever, chills, aches, GI symptoms, cough, etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more

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Whats the difference is between a flu virus and the swine flu?

Whats the difference is between a flu virus and the swine flu?

Influenza: The influenza virus is classified as a ad b. In the a group there are 2 antigens, hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, and the strains of virus are numbered accordingly. The swine flu is just one variant of influenza a. In other words the swine flu is a flu virus. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

Symptoms: Cough, weight loss, night sweats and shortness of breath. see your MD and get a chest X-ray and a ppd placed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having the bird flu virus?

What are the risks of having the bird flu virus?

Worse flu: Generally people infected with avian flu have a rockier course than routine seasonal flu - however, even season flu can be life threatening. Avian flu outbreaks (which are usually start amongst people in repeated close contact with infected birds) are rare and thus far have been well contained to prevent a lot of person to person spread. ...Read more