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Cheap health insurance in rhode island?

Cheap health insurance in rhode island?

Insurance commision: You should check with your insurance commissioner in providence. Ri has a reputation for very generous benefits for the indigent. But i assume you want to purchase this and do not have a plan through your place of employment. Your cost will also depend upon your medical history, age, sex and personal habits. ...Read more

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How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more

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Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more

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How rare is rat lungworm in louisiana, usa?

Not sure: It has showed up in louisiana and hawaii. But, not that common, as far as i know of. ...Read more

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How rare is rat lungworm in humans in louisiana, usa?

Not common: Good that it is not common in humans in the U.S. It has showed up in hawaii and louisiana. Some of the things it can lead to are serious. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

40,000: Is the number of salmonella cases reported to the cdc each year. It is estimated that 30 times that is the actual number of cases, since most of them are mild and go unreported. ...Read more

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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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Traveling to dominican republic are vaccines required?

Traveling to dominican republic are vaccines required?

Recommended: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/dominican-republic certain vaccines are recommended, not required. ...Read more

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Pneumonic plague still around?

Pneumonic plague still around?

Yes ! Yersinia: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

Not huge: But not small. Per cdc data, the incidence of listeriosis in the us is 1600 cases annually. ...Read more

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In brazil the government panflets say BCG protects against leprosy. Is this true?

In brazil the government panflets say BCG protects against leprosy.  Is this true?

1st BCG vaccination: Please see this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2238709/. Bcg has been shown clinically to impart protection against leprosy however the case for re-vaccination may not be so strong. ...Read more

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What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

A diffeent bacteria: A diffeent mycobacterias causes problems in people that has prior damage on the lung...Bronchiectasis copd, etc but also in persons whose immune system is weak. ...Read more

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Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Who discovered cholera bacillus?

Philip Pacini: However, his work wasn't well known until Robert Koch shared it with the world. ...Read more

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Trip 2 south pacific: any travel shots recommended?

Trip 2 south pacific:  any travel shots recommended?

Check travel site: Wherever you go in the world, it's great to be prepared before your trip. Check out the cdc travel website. You can look up your destination and find out what you need to do. Wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/ take care and have a great time! ...Read more

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Breast cancer research centers in san diego, ca?

Breast cancer research centers in san diego, ca?

The 2: Nationally known cancer research centers are scripps and uc san diego. I've worked at the nci and 5 nci designated centers, and I am not sure that you have to go to one of these for most cases of breast cancer care. In fact, sometimes going to your local center/doctor first, and seeking the 2nd opinion is best. You choose. ...Read more

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Is BCG on national back-order?

Is BCG on national back-order?

Yes, orphan drugs: Bcg is less frequently used now , belong to the group orphan drugs , ( little demand , not big profit in it for company ) as very few are producing , and recalls there is a back order.World wide. ...Read more

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In what countries is cholera found?

In what countries is cholera found?

Cholera: According to WHO -more recent outbreaks of cholera have included: South-East Africa (Mozambique & Somalia), Americas (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti & Mexico), Afghanistan (Badakhshan province), Africa (Angola, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Nigeria. > ...Read more