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What Is The Common Bug Going Around

How does the common cold start?

What probably happens is that you get chilled from sweating and then getting cold. If your body gets cold your immune system can falter a bit and any lurking cold virus can get a hold on you and turn into a full blown infection

What are the symptoms of the stomach bug going around?

Most people who get a stomach virus experience symptoms for 1-3 days but diarrhea may persist for as long as 10 days with some viruses. Typically, vomiting should stop within about 24 hours if you are caring for yourself and treating it properly. Gastroenteritis, on the other hand, attacks your intestines, causing signs and symptoms, such as: Watery, usually non bloody diarrhea — bloody diarrhea usually means you have a different, more severe infection. Abdominal cramps and pain. Nausea, vomiting or both.Alternative Home RemediesTake ginger. Ginger is traditionally used as a treatment against nausea and stomach cramping.Soothe your symptoms with peppermint.Try activated charcoal capsules.Draw yourself a mustard bath.Place a warm towel on your stomach.Use acupressure to ease your nausea.

Is there a cold bug going around NYC right now?

There is always a cold bug going around EVERYWHERE.

Small round bugs around doors and windows, what kind and how to get rid of?

Sounds to me like you may be a target for hibernation by the Multi colored Asian Lady Bird Beetle, Harmonia axyridis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_ax...

MALB have extreme varieties of spots, coloring, etc. The best way to identify them is to look at their pronotum (what appears to be their head) and see if there are black markings that form a "W" or "M" depending on how you are looking at them. If you see that, then you have MALB. Check out the link above. They can be a HUGE nuisance. If you do not have MALB, then you are going to have to be more specific in your description before I could identify it for you.

Why is the stomach flu more common in the winter?

In your stomache, there are cells called 'Stomgula' and 'eclextro-silus' cells.
These cells usually need temperatures between 15+ to work as well as they can,
They produce chemicals needed to keep the stomache healthy, and also pay a part in cleaning the stomache tissues and surfaces.

However, in winter when temperatures are generally lower then the rest of the year, these cells tend to react, and sometimes 'die' altogether, as your body is trying to preserve and make heat.
Its hard to explain, and is hard to understand, but overall, the cells I mentioned can not cope well in cold temperatures.
So therefore, stomach influenza is much more common in winter.

This is why countries with cold weather, such as russia, and green land, tend to give kabs each year to prevent flu as much as possible in the stomach area.

How long will my stomach bug be contagious?

A few days ago some family friends and their children (0-3 years old) came to stay with us, one day after recovering from the stomach flu. The parents had never gotten it, only the kids, but yesterday my mom and brothers and me all came down with the flu, presumably from them visiting while still contagious. It has lasted almost 24 hours for each of us and we are feeling better for the most part, so hopefully it will be gone tomorrow.

Is it likely that we have the type of stomach flu that is more common among children (rotavirus) and we will remain contagious for 2 weeks? Or do we likely have the other type (norovirus), more common among adults, which will stop being contagious in 3 days?

My boyfriend is coming to visit in a couple days before going back to school and I'm hoping that I don't have to avoid seeing him in order to keep from giving him this horrible bug. I read that it is not generally transmitted through saliva but I really don't want to put him through this if there's a chance I'll be contagious for 2 more weeks... Please help!!

What are some common animal diseases?

http://www.mi.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1568_2390_25486-71720--,00.html
ANIMAL DISEASES:
Rabies

Anthrax
Bluetongue
Bovine Spongiform Encepalopathy (Mad Cow)
Brucellosis
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia
Echinococcosis / Hydatidosis
Exotic Myiasis
Foot and Mouth Disease
Heartwater
Leptospirosis
Lumpy Skin Disease
Malignant Catarrhal Fever
Paratuberculosis
Peste des Petits Ruminants
Pseudorabies
Rabies
Rift Valley Fever
Rinderpest
Screwworm
Toxic Substance Contamination
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy ( Examples include, but are not limited to, the following diseases: Feline Spongiform Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Chronic Wasting Disease, Scrapie)
Tuberculosis
Vesicular Stomatitis
West Nile Virus Encephalitis

AVIAN DISEASES:

Avian Infectious Bronchitis
Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis
Avian Influenza (Avian/ Bird Flu)
Avian Tuberculosis
Chlamydiosis (pet birds)
Chlamydiosis (poultry)
Duck Virus Enteritis
Duck Virus Hepatitis
Equine Encephalomyelitis
Exotic Newcastle Disease
Fowl Cholera
Fowl Pox
Fowl Typhoid
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Infectious Avian Encephalomyelitis
Infectious Bursal Disease
Marek's Disease
Mycoplasma gallisepticum
Newcastle Disease
Paramyxovirus
Pullorum Disease
Salmonella enteritidis enteritidis
Vulvovaginitis
Listeriosis

DOMESTIC ANIMAL-ONLY DISEASES
ringworm
vitamin deficiences
kidney disease
dental problems and overgrown teeth
fractured bones
hairballs
genital infections
hairballs
eye problems
septicemia(blood poisoning)
ear infections and mites
pneumonia
heart problems
abscesses
bladder stones
cystic ovaries
kidney stones
diabetes
cancer
leptosperosis