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If I may add to what Resonating has said, when it comes to infections, dry cough is usually associated with a viral infection, whereas wet cough is usually caused by bacteria. The two are treated very differently - dry cough is remedied with cough-supressing drugs (antivirals are rarely needed), whereas bacterial infections are medicated with antibiotics ...


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Sure. When the Europeans settled the Americas, 90%+ of the native American inhabitants were wiped out due to diseases like smallpox that the Europeans clearly had developed resistance to. Clearly, the surviving native americans had resistance, and the Europeans had gone through some similar event previously in history. The bubonic plague that was the ...


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Hydrophobia is mostly attributed to rabies, most of the sources refer rabies as hydrophobia. Technically Hydrophobia is the intense fear of water. Hydrophobia is an intense, irrational fear of water that can be commonly diagnosed at childhood and should be treated as soon as possible. Certain types of hydrophobia may also appear in later stages of ...


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You are correct that hydrophobia is often considered pathognomonic of rabies. However, I offer for your consideration: Hydrophobia as a rare presentation of Cotard's syndrome: a case report.1 Cotard's syndrome itself is a bizarre psychiatric condition that the authors of the above paper define well: Cotard’s syndrome is a rare condition where the ...


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Viruses can infect any cell: a virus must have a host cell (bacteria, plant or animal) in which to live and make more viruses. Outside of a host cell, viruses cannot function. Source This includes the dendritic cells: Dendritic cells are antigen-presenting cells of the immune system. Their main function is to process antigen material and present ...



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