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What is the method of transmission in bacterial pneumonia?

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 more

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Transmission (Definition)

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


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What is the mode of transmission of vaginal tuberculosis?

What is the mode of transmission of vaginal tuberculosis?

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

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What is the best antibiotic of bacteria pneumonia?

What is the best antibiotic of bacteria pneumonia?

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

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What is the definition of pneumonia in community?

What is the definition of pneumonia in community?

Aquired by somone: Community acquired pneumonia is a lung infection that one acquires out in the community - you catch it from someone out there who gives you the bug that causes it. ...Read more

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What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

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

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What is the most effective antibioticd in pneumonia?

What is the most effective antibioticd in pneumonia?

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 more

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What is the mode of action of antibiotics against a bacterial cell?

What is the mode of action of antibiotics against a bacterial cell?

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

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What is the time line of a meningococcal meningitis infection?

What is the time line of a meningococcal meningitis infection?

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 more

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What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

What is the incidence of clostridium difficile infection in the us?

C.Diff: Approximately 20% of individuals who are hospitalized acquire c difficile during hospitalization, and more than 30% of these patients develop diarrhea. Thus, c difficile colitis is currently one of the most common nosocomial infections. ...Read more

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What is the general length of infection from respiratory syncytial virus?

What  is the  general length of infection from respiratory syncytial virus?

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 more

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What is the success rate of doxycycline in the curing of bone infection?

What is the success rate of doxycycline in the curing of bone infection?

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 more

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What is the reason of getting germs infection in blood?

What is the reason of getting germs  infection in blood?

Many: Any IV access as in hospital "iv's" , urinary tract infections, appendicitis or other abdominal infections & commonly: pneumonia .It is always dangerous and requires careful management! in old or immuno-comprimised people it is often fatal. ...Read more

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What is the deadliest bacterial or viral disease in the world?

What is the deadliest bacterial or viral disease in the world?

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 more

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What is the most likely source of a 2-year-old's streptococcus respiratory infection?

What is the most likely source of a 2-year-old's streptococcus respiratory infection?

Their fingers: Little hands often spend as much time in their mouth as out.When out, they are touching toys or other objects that may be contaminated with the oral/nasal secretions of others where streptococcus is usually carried. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs?

What is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs?

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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Bacterial Pneumonia (Definition)

A type of pneumonia that is located diffusely throughout the lung tissue, as opposed to the more common lobar pneumonia, which is generally located in a single defined ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more