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Why does your body temperature rise when you are infected with a virus?

Why does your body temperature rise when you are infected with a virus?

Viruses and...: ...Bacteria tend to grow much slower above normal body temperature (as any medical student finds out if they overheat their incubator in microbiology class). Fever helps the body fight the infection - people can tolerate higher temperatures than invading microorganisms. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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What benefits do a sauna and steam room have I have heard since it elevate your body temperature it helps fight bacteria and virus?

What benefits do a sauna and steam room have I have heard since it elevate your body temperature it helps fight bacteria and virus?

None: There are no known health benefits to sauna and steam room. People just think it feels good. Theoretically, warming your muscles might help exercise or post-exercise pain by increasing blood flow and flushing out the lactic acids that can build up. But you have to be careful not to raise your body temperature too much. It can be dangerous with certain medical conditions. ...Read more

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Which cells kill virus infected cells in our bodies?

Which cells kill virus infected cells in our bodies?

T and NK cells: T cells primarily kill virus-infected cells by a cytotoxic mechanism in which the virus proteins are displayed on the surface of the cell by normal cell metabolism and is recognized as foreign by circulating t cells. Natural killer (nk) cells may also play a part. To a lesser extent, b cells may also be involved through antibodies. ...Read more

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Does the body make enough antibodies to a virus when it is already infected with another virus?

Does the body make enough antibodies to a virus when it is already infected with another virus?

Eye problems: The infection can spread to the baby and cause a number of infections, most notably a very serious eye infection. This is usually prevented with eye drops given at birth. ...Read more

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How long can herpes virus last outside the body in a freezer? Like if an infected person touches icecube and put it in freezer. How long will it last

Throw out the ice: Chance of transmitting herpes this way is slim. But you can get more ice. Throw it out if you still have it. Dilution in water inactivates the virus. Labs preserve it a different way. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for hpv? Please let me know asap... And how dose it's get virus. What dose infect in body? Please help me out here:(

HPV: Your question is asking for information that would take up a full textbook. Hpv is a viral infection. It, in general, is thought to be transmitted sexually but it can be transmitted skin to skin. 96% of americans have been exposed by age 26. Until recently there was nothing to do about it but treat warts that come up. But now there is a vaccine, gardisil, for the most deadly version of this. ...Read more

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How are humans infected by west nile virus?

How are humans infected by west nile virus?

Mosquito bite: West Nile Virus is a mosquito borne infection that originated in the tropics. It causes a flu-like syndrome in 20% of those infected . It causes neuroinvasive disease in ...Read more

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How can a human get infected from parvo virus?

How can a human get infected from parvo virus?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html. ...Read more

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How soon after bein infected by mosquito with chincincuya or West Nile virus do symptoms begin?

These are easy.: ANSWER: 3-14 days so say the books. (most of my patients have landed in the 7-12 day range) Come on now....give me a real toughie next time around....something I can't just look up on the internet! LOL. ...Read more

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Can my boyfriend be a carrier for mono? Could i get infected with this virus and what are the symptoms

Can my boyfriend be a carrier for mono? Could i get infected with this virus and what are the symptoms

Mono : Mono can be carried by individuals for years, and can be the cause of illness in others. Signs to look for are : lack of energy/ fatigue a loss of appetite fever and chills severe sore throat swollen lymph nodes- enlarged glands in your neck if you have reason to believe you are infected, see your doctor right away for a diagnosis and instructions. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person previously infected with hepatitisa infects another, do they still carry the virus?

Yes.: If a person who has viral hepatitis infects someone else with viral hepatitis, the first person still carries the virus. It isn't like passing the virus to someone else means that the first infected person has 'given away' his or her virus to someone else. It's like a smile. If you smile at someone and 'give' them a smile, you still have your face and can smile again &again. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What percent of people exposed to a cold virus actually catch a cold? If you touch an infected surface, what is the probability of exposure?

What percent of people exposed to a cold virus actually catch a cold?  If you touch an infected surface, what is the probability of exposure?

Depends...: It all depends in many factors: What type of virus/bacteria the other person has, how strong is your immune system, how much of the other person's respiratory droplets you are exposed to if that is the mode of transmission of that specific germ, among others.No way to predict with certainty. Make sure you wash your hands well and do not get close to someone that is sick if possible. ...Read more

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My student's son had measles.My student came to class for 1 day&then stopped coming.Can she give the measles virus to other people if she was infected?

My student's son had measles.My student came to class for 1 day&then stopped coming.Can she give the measles virus to other people if she was infected?

Yes: If she were infected, she will give her measles to other people who are not immune to measles. If she were infected, she should have no contact with vulnerable people until the health department staff say it is say to do so. The health department can track her contacts and do blood tests to see who is immune to measles. Normal, healthy people who are immune (by blood test results) should be fine. ...Read more

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I easily get infected by cold virus/bacteria, why?

I easily get infected by cold virus/bacteria, why?

See below: Colds are caused by viruses usually rhinoviruses. They are not caused by bacteria. Getting colds several times a year is not unusual. Frequent contact with young children will increase your risk. Avoid touching your face. Use hand sanitizer frequently. Eat a healthy diet. Get adequate sleep. Hopefully your cold frequency will decrease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens to a sars-virus infected cell?

What happens to a sars-virus infected cell?

It dies: The virus takes over the metabolic processes of the cell and begins to replicate more viruses. When the cell is depleted of energy it dies. ...Read more

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How does a person infected with aids virus feel if their baby gets it?

How does a person infected with aids virus feel if their baby gets it?

Not good: She would probably feel pretty bad, since transmission of HIV to a baby is completely preventable with HIV treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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A person is infected by HIV and TB having CD4 of about 32 and viruses about 90000..Can he survive?

A person is infected by HIV and TB having CD4 of about 32 and viruses about 90000..Can he survive?

YES: The patient needs to be seen by an HIV specialist who will coordinate his therapy- the most important thing for that person to know, is to not give up! what others around him can do is to help provide the emotional support to get him/her through this time of need. It's going to be a mental marathon and with the support of a caring HIV specialist and supporting staff, that person will pull through. ...Read more

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Supposing that the cold virus is untreatable does that mean we are always infected?

No: The viruses that cause the common cold just cause an infection ; then the infection resolves. ...Read more