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Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Paramyxoviridae: ParamyxoviridaeGet a more detailed answer ›
Flu vaccine: The trivalent covers 2 a strains ; 1 b strain, the quadrivalent covers 2a and 2b strains, the second b strain causes milder disease in adults and mostly affects children. The efficacy of the quadrivalent over the trivalent vaccine has not been established in preventing disease as it just got on the market in the us. The mono and di valent vaccines are not on the market. See the cdc.Gov site 4 info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Bird flu is transmitted after contact with infected surfaces - so, if one has contact with infected surfaces then bird flu can be contracted. Having said that - bird flu is exceedingly rare (and hasn't been documented in the western hemisphere at all) and thus you are much more likely to get salmonella or campylobacter (usually causing food poisoning/diarrhea) from uncooked chicken more than flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A killed vaccine is available.Get a more detailed answer ›
It can: And cause more serious disease if present. ...Read more
Friend:58, healthy, not immune compromised-4 d h/o pm fever, chills, sweats, myalgia, fatigue;works in nj wetlands. No rash. Start empiric doxycycline?
Zoonoses?: Looks like you're concerned patient may have zoonoses. Tick born ds' in nj can be lyme, anaplasma, erlichia, babesia or even rocky mt spotted fever. Certainly this presentation could be anything from bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal infection. Would do basic fever w/u (good pe; cultures blood, urine; ua; cbc; liver panel; cxr; esr/crp); check thick/thin blood smear. Treat based on findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?
Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?
Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more
YES: Yes, the RSV shot is not a true vaccine - its really a collection of antibodies to RSV to help neutralize and lesson the effects of future infections. It is not the same thing as the other vaccines your child gets. However, it should reduce the risk of serious complications cause by RSV if your child still gets infected. It is not 100% effective in preventing infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HumanPapillomaVirus: Human papilloma viruses is the name of a large group of viruses. There are about 100 subtypes of human papilloma viruses; almost half can occasionally cause cancer. For example, the virus that causes ordinary skin warts (including plantar warts) is called hpv-1. Two others, hpv-16 and hpv-18, are responsible for a majority of cervical cancers and are components of both of the hpv vaccines. ...Read more
Do unvaccinated children's immune systems strengthen viral infections that are passed to vaccinated children? (Colds or flu)
No: No evidence to support your suspicion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chicken pox shingles: There are at least 8 herpes viruses that all share a very similar genetic makeup. Varicella zoster is the chicken pox virus that affects children. It may remain dormant for years then reappear in the elderly or earlier if your immune system is compromised. Once reactivated it can cause "shingles." it is then referred to as herpes zoster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer