Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases or communicable diseases arise from illnesses caused by fungi, viruses, protozoa, bacteria or parasites. These infections can be transmitted through body fluids, airborne inhalation and contaminated foods or objects.

Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases

How many people a year die from the flu worldwide?

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During seasonal epidemics of the influenza viruses, the tally of deaths world wide numbers in the hundreds of thousands annually. In pandemic years there can be millions who die of the viral disease.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Head, Ears, and Nose, Infectious Diseases

Is there an alternative treatment for tonsillitis?

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The primary alternative treatment for tonsillitis is frequent salt water gargles. This treatment is safe and effective.
Asked in Cold and Flu, Sanitization and Germs, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Testing

How vinegar kills germs?

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Vinegar is an acid, powerful enough to kill most germs and bacteria.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

How long did the Swine Flu last in 1918?

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it was actually the spanish flu and it lasted from 1918 till 1920 killing 30-40million people
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Who does leprosy attack?

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leprosy causes your skin to rot away.
Asked in Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09), Viruses (biological)

Can you get the flu twice in the same season?

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Catching Flu Twice in a Season Yes, you can. But, it would have to be a different strain or type of the influenza-virus than you previously had (if you are otherwise healthy and have a well-functioning immune system). You would need to be exposed to a different flu virus to get it a second time because your body will have created antibodies to destroy that particular flu virus the first time you had it, and a second exposure that soon should not be able to reinfect you for that reason. There is some eventual loss of protection over the long term possible but not within the same season. Even after receiving the flu vaccine you can get the flu if you are exposed to a different type of flu virus than was in the vaccine, if your immune system is not functioning properly, or if you are exposed before the vaccine was able to create the proper antibodies from the vaccination (usually 2 weeks after the vaccination in most adults and longer in children - up to a month) . The flu vaccine is made with the viral particles of the top 3 flu virus strains that are expected to be circulating in that upcoming season for which the vaccine was developed. US CDC scientists determine each year what viruses should be in the following year's vaccine based on what viruses are circulating in Asia, since these will be moving west toward the US during the flu season. There are many strains, if the scientists do not predict the correct ones, you may still become ill despite a vaccination. You CANNOT get the flu from the flu vaccines. The viruses in the vaccines are killed (inactivated) or weakened, so you cannot get the flu from a flu vaccination. You can check out the NIH's website for more info.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

Does the spanish flu affect Americans?

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the spanish flu affected all the world, 28% of the Americans got the flu and 500,000 - 675,000 died from the flu . one of the biggest problems it is that the flu happend in the WW1
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Symptoms, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

Can swine flu symptoms come and go?

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Yes, and if they seem to go away and then a high fever comes back with worsening cough or uncontrolled vomiting, that may be a sign that complications could be developing and it would be urgent to get medical attention at that point. See the related questions below.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Decade - 1910s

How many people lived from the Spanish Flu?

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Approximately 95% of the world population in 1919 survived the Spanish Flu pandemic. 5% died, approximately 100 million people.
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Alternative Medicine, Public Health and Safety, Pest Control, Fleas

Can you kill fleas with Dawn soap?

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No! There is nothing in Dawn dish soap that will chemically kill fleas or their eggs! It will smother them like any other soap & water combo! Quit looking for the cheap way out & buy the right product for your animals.
Asked in Sanitization and Germs, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology

Does rubbing alcohol kill germs?

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alcohol is someting u drink how would it kill germs idiot. Answer2: 91% alcohol you get from the drugstore and the supermarket is excellent for killing germs. Most of the hand sanitizers have 65+ percent of alcohol. Stay away from those hand sanitizers with triclosan.
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Intestines

Will you die from eating poop?

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Avoid eating poop of any kind - there are bacteria and other organisms that may harm you.
Asked by Kendall Kris in Infectious Diseases, Viruses (biological), COVID-19

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

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According to the CDC, fever, cough, and shortness of breath are the main symptoms of COVID-19. Severity of the symptoms range from mild to life-threatening. The CDC recommends calling your doctor if you think you’ve been exposed to the virus and have these symptoms. You should get medical attention immediately if you have difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, bluish lips or face, or new confusion.
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Antibiotics, Lyme Disease

How long do you take antibiotics for Lyme disease?

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This depends on your individual case and your physician will determine how long you should take antibiotics based on the results you are getting.
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Jobs & Education, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Economics, Death Rate

Death rate of common cold?

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One in a ridiculously large number. Only people with extremely weak immune systems (which can be caused by HIV, AIDS etc.) will die from it, and even then only very rarely.
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Why do people feel there forehead when they have a fever?

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They feel their forehead to determine if they have a fever. People with a fever feel hot. So if your forehead feels hot then you have a fever.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Medical Technologies

How was the Spanish Flu stopped?

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In the world wide Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, Physicians tried everything they knew, everything they had ever heard of, from the ancient art of bleeding patients, to administering oxygen, to developing new vaccines and sera (chiefly against what we now call Hemophilus influenzae-a name derived from the fact that it was originally considered the etiological agent-and several types of pneumococci). Only one therapeutic measure, transfusing blood from recovered patients to new victims, showed any hint of success. So, basically, it ran the course and died out.
Asked in Sanitization and Germs, Infectious Diseases

Do UV lights kill germs?

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Yes as a matter of fact it is used in water sanitising systems.