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Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in the united states?

Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in the united states?

Risk of dehydration: The risk from rotavirus comes from the effects of the virus, which is diarrhea. A rotavirus induced diarrhea can cause dehydration to the point of needing hospitalization for rehydration. Failure to treat this can lead to such severe dehydration that it can cause death. ...Read more

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Is the anthrax vaccine safe?

Is the anthrax vaccine safe?

Anthrax vaccine: Although much has been written in the lay press about it, the current anthrax vaccine is safe. The most common side effect, like most vaccines, is injection site pain. ...Read more

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Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

Yes. They can be.: Rotavirus causes around 500, 000 deaths annually in kids under the age of 5, almost all of which occur in 3rd world countries. It is spread by fecal oral route and causes copious diarrhea and vomiting which then causes severe dehydration and even death secondary to this dehydration. Clean water an sanitary conditions would prevent most deaths. ...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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Who are yersinia pestis most common victims; farmers, campers?

Who are yersinia pestis most common victims; farmers, campers?

Yersinia Pestis: Yersinia pestis is an organism responsible for plague. It is transmitted to humans through a bite of infected rat flea. It is common is campers, hikers, veterinarians. ...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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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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Is rabies more prevalent in third world countries?

YES: These countries may have less access to the vaccine, and fewer pets are vaccinated against it. ...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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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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Is HIV common in NZ prison populations?

Is HIV common in NZ prison populations?

Low HIV rates in NZ: No, not common. NZ has low HIV prevalence cf other countries, mostly due to effective community-led health promotion around condoms & needle exchange. NZ legislation frameworks help too. Est. rate of HIV in Auckland MSM is 6.5% (14% in Oz), with rates much lower in needle users or in prisons. However, NZ can't be complacent about HIV, esp with recent increases in other STIs particularly syphilis. ...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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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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Is the anthrax vaccine available to the public?

Well, yes, but...: Not on any voluntary basis that just any one can get. People at high risk may get it, such as vets, farmers or researchers who handle anthrax, or military personnel. ...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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Are diphtheria outbreaks common in developed countries?

Are diphtheria outbreaks common in developed countries?

Diphtheria: No, because we have a DTP or diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine available. Undeveloped countries don't have the same level of vaccination and still do see problems with all of these infections. ...Read more

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Is pentaxim vaccine (sanofi made in france) really banned?

Is pentaxim vaccine (sanofi made in france) really banned?

Below: Yes: There have been numerous studies over the years, that the dosage of vaccine in Pentaxim against Pertussis is low, that it is not able to protect humans from infection in the long run. A recent study by WHO also states that pertussis (respiratory disease, which spreads through contact) is on the rise again & is prevalent among 5+ years old children in the United States & Europe, where this vaccine has been adopted as part of the national immunization schedule. This vaccine has already been banned in developed countries, on WHO’s recommendation. ...Read more

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Is anthrax always fatal?

Is anthrax always fatal?

No: It can be treated with penicillin and other antibiotics. The pulmonary form of anthrax is the form most likely to be fatal. ...Read more

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