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What Is The Method Of Transmission In Bacterial Pneumonia
Respiratory droplets: Pneumonia is spread from person to person via respiratory droplets released when a person coughs, sneezes, laughs, or talks. The bacteria can live in a person's throat without causing symptoms, so you can even get it from a person who doesn't look sick. Avoid the spread of germs by washing your hands regularly, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and being cautious around sick people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more
Droplet spread: Usuaully bacteria is spread by droplets in the air. Coughing sneezing etc can make it spread and usually it happens in crowded places or being in contact with a known person who has it. It usually enters the body through the lungs and from there can go to any organ including the vagina. ...Read more
What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?
Depends on situation: Sometimes the xray features, combined with the age of the patient, time of the year help the physician pick a first line med. Hospital acquired infections may be treated differt from community acquires cases. There is no one fits all med. ...Read more
What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?
Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more
Depends!: The best antibiotic for any given pneumonia depends upon the causative agent. In other words, different bacteria will respond to different antibiotics. Worse, viral pneumonias won't respond at all. So you need to know what caused the pneumonia in the first place. While we wait for the answer, we take an educated guess by starting some antibiotic. If possible, we try to vaccinate against common pne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple mechanisms: It depends on the type of antibiotics, some work on the disruption of the bacterial cell wall,through inhibition or regulation of enzymes involved in cell wall biosynthesis, others may work on metabolic pathways such as nucleic acid metabolism and repair, or protein synthesis. ...Read more
Dead in 24 hours: This is a devastatingly horrific disease. Patients go from initial fever, to very ill, to fulminant sepsis, hypotension, shock and death within 24 to 48 hours. When patients call at night after three days of fever in a small child, we pediatricians actually breath a sigh of relief. "This is not a child with meningitis, we think to ourselves" We are always more concerned about new onset fever ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable, 1-2 weeks: In adults and older children, RSV is usually mild viral URI with nasal congestion and cough that lasts 1-2 weeks. In infants and young children with chronic medical problems, RSV can cause severe bronchiolitis with wheezing and cough that can require hospitalization and in extreme cases can cause death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteomyelitis: A true bone infection (osteomyelitis) is serious and requires usually IV drug treatment for few weeks. Doxycycline will generally not be the drug of choice and not very successful. You would need xrays, MRI or ct scan to confirm the diagnosis. Not treating it correctly or incompletely may result in the need of major surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: are you asking about most # of deaths over history or virulence of actual organisms. I can't state #1. But the following are serious: Ebola, Influenza, Pneumonic Plague, Smallpox, SARS, Tetanus, Inhalational Anthrax & more. For more info see "List of human disease case fatality rates" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_disease_case_fatality_rates ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Germs`: Wash your hands. Here is the technique: warm water, any soap, wet and lather up gently rubbing all parts of the hands up to the wrists and including the fingernails, while doing this sing the 'happy birthday song' in your head. This is about 20 seconds which is what you need to wash those germs away. ...Read more
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