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Appiah Kumi Sexually Transmited Disease In Ghana
I need to know what's an interesting public health/infectious disease problem in sub-saharan africa?
From Minnesota but live in Madrid and got a western blot for Lyme back for: sensu strictu, afzelii, garinii, spielmanii. Is MN tick covered here?
Tick: most common ticks in minnesota are the black legged tick, american dog tick, brown dog tick and the bat tick. Not sure if those are covered in Madrid. Better check with the Health Department there to determine for sure. ...Read more
The oral HPV: Human papilloma virus (hvp) is the responsilbe agent for causing >70% of cervical cancers, also anal and oral cancers as well. Here is an example picture of the hpv causing ulceration/cancer of the tongue--it is not pretty. Oral gonorrhea causes nasty looking throat can pose significant public health concern, but it is not a cause of cancer. Live well, live safely drdiyaldas. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends upon country: Salmonella causes typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever . It is usually spread by contamination of food or water. The most common place for travelers to get it is southern asia. Travelers staying with families or friends are more likely to become ill with salmonella. Typhoid, but not paratyphoid can be prevented with vaccination. Careful food/water choices and hand washing are essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi after traveling. Am I now at high(er) risk for infections via anal sex?
Carrier state: Asymptomatic carriers of salmonella typhi can transmit the infection to others through fecal to oral contact. I consider unprotected anal sex hazardous in your case. Meticulous hygiene would be needed. A public health official or specialist in infectious diseases can answer this question with more authority,however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two relatives of mine are coming from India to Canada live permanently with me, could they carry infectious diseases like ebola or tuberculosis?
No: Cjd also known as mad cow disease is considered a prion disease. Prions are a type of infectious protein. Also, cjd has a very long incubation period (50 years) so it is difficult to study. It is believed that it is spread through ingestion of infected protein mainly beef organs. So far studies suggest that it is not transmitted via blood or saliva. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is toxoplasmosis in humans from a cat? Cats tested positive for coccidiosis now I have flu like symptoms and fever.
Yes: There is often a encephalitis or meningitis component to this disease. However, in the vast majority of people with disease, there is no neurological symptoms. If you are immunocompromised (very young, very old, have hiv, etc) then you may be more susceptible. If you have fever, headaches, fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, you may be showing central nervous system signs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CDC: The cdc keeps close tabs on this virus. Most people who get it aren't symptomatic and will never realize they had it. 1% get a severe neuroinvasive version requiring hospitalization. It has been reported in almost every state. In your state of louisiana there have been 4 neuroinvasive cases of west nile this year. http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html. ...Read more
I am 36/Male/Indian origin. In US for 10 yrs. Diagnosed with Latent TB. Visit Asia frequently. My Doctor advised 9 month isoniazid. Is it effective?
Yes: Completing a 9-month course of isoniazid reduces your lifetime chance of progressing to active TB by 90% (lowers it from a 5-10% chance to under 1%). A 3-month course of weekly isoniazid + rifapentin is more expensive but has the same effectiveness as the 9-month course of isoniazid only. Both types of treatment are effective. ...Read more
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