Has the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 been previously identified in humans?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The new virus was subsequently named the “COVID-19 virus”.
What kind of virus causes a liver infection?
The five major types of viruses that cause liver infections or hepatitis include Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. These viruses are unrelated to each other. Viral inflammation is mostly caused by Hepatitis A, B and C viruses.
Can a non viral infection cause cirrhosis of the liver?
Viral liver infections cause cirrhosis and liver failure. Non-viral liver infection is inflammation of liver caused by agents other than viruses such as bacteria, worms and parasites. This type of liver infection has low incidence, is less common and is not contagious.
What causes your immune system to attack your liver?
Several autoimmune conditions involve your immune system attacking cells and your liver, including: Autoimmune hepatitis. This condition causes your immune system to attack your liver, resulting in inflammation. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
What kind of liver disease does a cat have?
Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats. Hepatic lipidosis, known commonly as fatty liver, is one of the most common severe feline liver diseases in cats.
What to do if your cat has fatty liver disease?
When fatty liver disease (hepatic lipidosis) does happen, the cat needs intensive care and force-feeding, in order to switch off harvesting energy from fat and clean out the liver. Most human medications are toxic to cats.
What causes a cat to have raised liver enzymes?
For some lucky cats it may be a tooth root infection is causing raised liver enzymes, and removing the tooth plus some antibiotic leads to a full recovery. However, other problems can be more serious, and despite best treatment her life is shortened as a result.
Why does my cat have a shunt in her liver?
The ‘shunt’ is a blood vessel that bypasses the liver, which is present in the fetus but is supposed to shut down after the kitten is born. However, in some cats the shunt remains open; blood bypasses the liver, missing out on its wonderful detoxing properties. The result is a cat that is poisoned by her own waste products and becomes sick.