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I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

Vaccine available: A vaccine is available and you should consult your doctor to determine need for it and your suitability as a recipient. Please note that you are more likely to get hit by lightening than get anthrax from a terrorist attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA. 4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

Meningococcal (Menactra). Adventis U2636AA.   4) Human Papillomavirus (Merck) 0652X.. I got these vaccinations in 2009,what are my chances getting hpv?

HPV vaccine: The hpv shot are a series of 3, did you get the entire cycle? The menactra is protection again meningococcal meningitis so would not effect you chances of hpv at all. The vaccine is effective against HPV types 16 and 18 which cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, and against HPV types 6 and 11 which cause approximately 90% of genital warts. ...Read more

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Anybody know about the BCG vaccine?

Anybody know about the BCG vaccine?

Bcg vaccine: Bcg vaccine is a vaccine for tuberculosis.It is not used in us, but it is used in many countries where there is high prevalence of tb.To prevent childhood tb, TB meningitis and miliary tuberculosis.It should only be used in persons and children who have negative tuberculin test and are continually exposed and can not be separeted from adults who are not adequately treated, or have resistance strain. ...Read more

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor died last week. How do U.S. doctors prevent getting grievously ill from highly contagious patients?

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor died last week. How do U.S. doctors prevent getting grievously ill from highly contagious patients?

They don't!: The brave men and women who are willing to fight the Ebola virus are amazingly courageous in their work. They are equally susceptible to contract the disease, but work hard to keep the risk low by wearing mask, gloves and down. However they are still at a very high risk. ...Read more

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Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack at all?

Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack at all?

Tetanus vaccine: I would never expect the tetanus vaccine to cause a heart attack, but it is conceivable that someone could have a reaction to any vaccine and then suffer a heart attack. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac-deathly afraid of flu. heard so much paranoia and fear tactics used against getting the flu vaccine. what's the truth, is it safe?

Hypochondriac-deathly afraid of flu. heard so much paranoia and fear tactics used against getting the flu vaccine. what's the truth, is it safe?

It's what we have: Using your immune system to generate protective antibodies is one of the great advances in healthcare dating back to smallpox in the 1700's. At any point there are at least 6 strains of flu circling the globe. Air travel mixes & spreads them fast. They can put up to 4 strains in a vaccine before weakening protection per strain. It's not perfect but I get one every year (X40+). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the states forbidding thimerosal in childhood vaccinations?

Can you tell me the states forbidding thimerosal in childhood vaccinations?

None in the US: States do not have this authority. There has been no thimerosal in childhood vaccines for more than a decade. ...Read more

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How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more

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Can military people get a smallpox vaccination?

Can military people get a smallpox vaccination?

Not routinely: Smallpox is an example of the success of vaccines in eradicating a disease that previously caused significant devastation. Only if there is a threat of biological warfare do troops get the smallpox vaccine. This webpage shows which vaccines military personnel receive: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blvaccinations.Htm. ...Read more

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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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Has anyone died from taking the gardisil vaccine?

Has anyone died from taking the gardisil vaccine?

Gardisil is safe: Gardisil is safe and no reported deaths via the vaers ( vaccine adverse side effect system) of the centers for disease control. Here is a link from the cdc with more detailed information re gardisil vaccine and side effects: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/index.Html. ...Read more

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Diphtheria, tentanus, pertussis immunisations? Where can I get them in us?

Diphtheria, tentanus, pertussis immunisations? Where can I get them in us?

Dr. or Public Health: Most pediatricians and family physicians offer them in their offices, and you local dept. Of public health will also have them, often at a reduced prices. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more