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Bacteria / Escherichia coli infection
« on: April 14, 2017, 01:59:56 PM »
I need help with my thesis. Is there anyone here who studied EHEC in their school who happens to isolate it using Sorbitol MacConkey Agar? I am currently doing this study..

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My son-in-law was in England during the late 80s early 90s. His dad was Air Force,just this last month, he received a letter from the Red Cross stating that he was placed on a list of people no longer able to give blood.They stated it was because of his being in G.B. during the Mad Cow outbreak.I didnt know the incubation period of this infection.I hope there is some way of testing for it, and will be e-mailing this page site to them.------------------
Abstain from ALL  appearence of evil. 1Thess.5:22
Gerry B.

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Fungi / Valley Fever coccidioidomycosis
« on: April 03, 2017, 01:38:05 PM »
so if this valley fever thrives in hot dusty conditions surely they should be working to eliminate or prevent what is known as desertification which is happening globally at an alarming rate. How could they do that? Reduce global warming and stop killing the earth soils

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Bacteria / Lyme Disease Borrelia burgdorferi Infection
« on: March 31, 2017, 02:33:49 PM »
Oh god, progressed lyme disease. >.<

No going to sugar coat things.  As you know, thats bad news.

As for lumbar punctures, I believe they are very painful.

As for getting better, Borrelia burgdorferi Im referring to a Microbiology textbook here is treatable with antibiotics.  This is better done in early cases, but it sounds like since your boyfriend is experiencing neurological symptoms, its a more advanced case.  The Internets say that antibiotic treatment is not 100 effective, and there is a risk of co-infection by other tick-borne, opportunistic pathogens which will take advantage of a compromised immune system.  Advanced cases can cause permanent neurological or joint damage.

On the bright side, the Internets also say that most people respond well to antibiotics and have a full recovery.  Google "prognosis of lyme disease."


This should point out to people that if you live in an area of the US not sure about the prevalence of Lyme disease in other countries with a high incidence of lyme disease, you should always check for ticks after being outdoors, and remove ticks immediately.  It usually takes two or three days of tick attachment for the transfer of pathogenic bacteria to occur.  The areas with the highest incidence of lyme disease are the northeast US, and the Great Lakes states.

Infection with lyme disease often results in a bullseye-shaped rash, and flulike symptoms within a couple of weeks of infection as bacterial load increases.  Following this, there can be a latent period where symptoms subside.  In the absence of effective treatment, the heart can become affected.  Incapacitating, chronic neurological symptoms follow, such as facial paralysis, meningitis, and encephalitis.  In a third phase, months or years later, some patients develop debilitating arthritis due to an immune response to the bacteria causing severe joint damage.  Lyme disease is rarely fatal.

Blah blah blah, point is, lyme disease is bad business, even though it is treatable with antibiotics.

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Viruses / Dengue fever
« on: March 31, 2017, 02:32:22 PM »
Is that the one with little white rings on its legs??
..I think its the same one we have where I live in Hong Kong. There is regular adverts on the TV here warning you and advising to keep areas clean and avoid stagnant water as KP has said.

I understand that Taiwan got hit hard a few years back with a massive increase in Dengue fever. They have since been working hard to get rid of it.

Nasty little buggers

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