JustAnswer Blog: infection

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Closeup of a black fly on a coarse wooden surface.

Can you get HIV from accidentally swallowing a fly?

Q: Is it possible to become infected after accidentally swallowing a black fly that might be carrying HIV+ blood? I was camping with my...

One adult and two baby canaries perched on a bowl that doubles as a nest.

Why has my baby canary's leg changed color?

Q: My baby canary had a broken leg that has now healed. But he won't stop pecking his toe, to the point where it bled. It has now stopped...

Big toe with with a frown face on the toenail.

What is the treatment to cure toenail fungus?

Q: Some of my toenails are discolored. Is it some sort of fungus? What is the best way to treat it? It doesn't hurt; it just looks bad....

Closeup of a Yorkie's face.

My dog's cough is lasting weeks. What could it be?

Q: My Yorkie keeps coughing like he has something in his throat. What could it be? He is 6 months old and has been doing this for a couple...

Brown Dachshund sitting on a carpeted staircase.

I think my dog has kennel cough. What can I do?

November 15, 2012

Q: I believe my dog (Dachshund) has kennel cough, and it doesn't seem very serious. Do I need to take him to the vet right away, or should...

Hand with gauze bandage wrapped around the palm. (Photo: Flickr/Peter Robinett)

What is sepsis, and why is it so dangerous?

By Tom Musbach on August 01, 2012

Questions about sepsis have risen after the mysterious death of a 12-year-old boy in New York.  Rory Staunton's death in April 2012 resulted from...

What you should know about listeria infection

The Dole recall of bagged lettuce over possible listeria contamination raises new concerns about infection.

Although the company said that...

Why does my kitten keep having crud in her eyes?

June 25, 2012

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