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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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Can I be infected by a dog with the parvo virus?

Can I be infected by a dog with the parvo virus?

Fifth Disease: Parvovirus b19 strain is the only one to cause disease in humans and most everyone is exposed as a child. Over 50% have had the disease at some point in their lives. If pregnant virus can cause infection and possible damage to the fetus. The visus can survive for up to 5 months in proper conditions but i doubt in the soil. Dog parvovirus does not cause disease in people, it is species specific. ...Read more