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Infections caused by animals - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello sir
User :   i like to know infectious disease caused by animals
Doctor :   ok
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User :   which is dangerous to our health and life
User :   24 m student no 62 155cm no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the infectious diseases caused by animals are called zoonoses
Doctor :   they are several
User :   i mean how can we get into contact and precautions
Doctor :   the commonest one is
Doctor :   rabies, infection with pin worm (echinococcosis), anthrax, brucellosis
User :   what is pin worm?
Doctor :   which zoonosis in particular do you want to know about?
User :   well sir i wanna know which one is so much harmful?
Doctor :   anthrax is harmful
Doctor :   rabies is rare nowadays as exposure to rabid dogs is becomming minimal day by day'
User :   is there any signs of anthrax ?
User :   how it is caused?
Doctor :   anthrax starts as an epidemic
Doctor :   it is caused by a bacterium called bacillus anthracis
Doctor :   it is caused by mistake in humans
Doctor :   it ususally affects herbivores
User :   mistake in humans ?

Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   due to accidental contact with infectious animals
User :   am not getting the information properly
Doctor :   usually seen in milk men
Doctor :   and shepherds
User :   u mean any animals
Doctor :   i told you that it affects herbivores
Doctor :   those are grass eating animals
User :   like sir we have farm cultivated land in our village
Doctor :   ok
User :   we have buffalo,cow and dog
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   they can be affected
Doctor :   buffaloes can be affected
Doctor :   cattle, sheep, goats, horses
User :   how it transmit in human?
Doctor :   dogs and cats are relatively resistant
User :   is it air borne disease
Doctor :   Humans are relatively resistant to cutaneous invasion
Doctor :   but the organism can enter through skin breaks
Doctor :   like ulcers or small cuts on the skin
User :   ok
User :   so umean to say even goats r exposed to these diseases
Doctor :   also by inhalation of anthrax spores
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but there needs to be an epidemic of anthrax
User :   i have heard about anthrax powder which terrorist used to kill human kind.........but as u say these diseases r available in our normal life too
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but there needs to be an epidemic
User :   does any animal deadbody lying in street or farm cause human being

Doctor :   as of now there is no officially declared epidemic
Doctor :   in India
Doctor :   if the animal has anthrax yes
Doctor :   the spores can be inhaled by humans
User :   how can we know animal is infected by anthrax
Doctor :   usually the animal having anthrax has no symptoms
Doctor :   they die without symptoms
Doctor :   repeated deaths are usually investigated
Doctor :   but humans are relatively resistant to anthrax
Doctor :   hence isolated cases
Doctor :   generally donot affect humans
Doctor :   as much as an epidemic
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Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  

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Doctor :   what do you want to know in specific about AIDS?
Doctor :   as it is a vast topic
User :   factor?
Doctor :   do you mean the causative agent
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is caused by human immunodeficiency virus 1 and 2
Doctor :   or HIV
User :   i mean only through sex it spreads or any other way we or anyone can be infected by hiv
User :   +
Doctor :   blood transfusions, needle pricks,
Doctor :   sharing razors
Doctor :   intravenous drug abuse
User :   ohh god
Doctor :   from mother to fetus
User :   sir is it proved blood transfusions, needle pricks does cause hiv+
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   it is proven
User :   needle pricks mean injected or just an needle touch skin
Doctor :   i think wehad a chat regarding this before and i have already told you that a deep needle prick is necessary
Doctor :   is there anything else you want to know?
User :   i did'nt chatted with u before and it might be my brother talk to u
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thanks
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