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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Whooping Cough (Definition)

A contagious bacterial disease that often causes violent, uncontrollable coughing. Difficulty ...Read more


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Is whooping cough and the croup the same diphtheria virus just different names?

Is whooping cough and the croup the same diphtheria virus just different names?

Not at All: Whooping cough is caused by bv.Pertussis. Croup is caused by many viruses diptheria is neither of the above and unique. The symptoms however may be similar. ...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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Which scientific name is given to swine flu?

Which scientific name is given to swine flu?

See below: It's confusing. The medical & disease bodies (e.g. Cdc) kept changing the name. But the two most accepted names are: pandemic a-h1n1/09 vaccine and a/california/7/2009 (h1n1)v-like virus. The latter one is technically the correct format for naming of influenza viruses. A - the type (a, b, or c); california - where it was isolated first (not detected); 7 - strain #; h1n1 - the two antigen types. ...Read more

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What disease can bordetella pertussis cause?

What disease can bordetella pertussis cause?

Whooping cough: Whooping cough, formally called pertussis, is a respiratory disease that in its classic form in small children can produce paroxysms of cough strong enough to fracture a rib and long enough to cause lack of oxygen in the body. It is especially harmful in infants less than 12 months old who are not yet immunized. Because of waning immunity from vaccine, boosters are now recommended in adults. ...Read more

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How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

Exceedingly rare: Extraordinarily rare. In fact, almost unheard of in the literature, vaers reporting system or medical studies involving vaccinations. ...Read more

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Is the tdap vaccine the same as whooping cough vaccine?

Is the tdap vaccine the same as whooping cough vaccine?

1 of 3 components: Tdap is actually a 3 component vacine. The "t" protects you from tetanus (the rusty nail thing). The "d" protects you against diptheria (remember the illness treated by mr gauer in "it's a wonderful life"). The "p" protects you against pertussis - the doctor word for whooping cough. So you get a three in one treat with tdap! ...Read more

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In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

Wild polio: If for philosophical or religious or fear of autism reasons a family decides not to vaccinate their children, I have a problem with that. ...Read more

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What group of influenza viruses has caused the pandemics?

What group of influenza viruses has caused the pandemics?

Influenza A viruses: 1918 - Spanish Flu pandemic was a classic example. ...Read more

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How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

Sugar/water/mucous: The human respiratory system provides a luxurious collection of sugar, protein & water in the form of airway mucous.This provides ample nutrition for whooping cough & a multitude of other germs. ...Read more

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Pneumonia vaccine? Is there a pneumonia vaccine available?

Pneumonia vaccine? Is there a pneumonia vaccine available?

Yes, : Yes, there is a pneumonia vaccine available. It is recommended for all children under five years old, with the first dose available at six weeks. There are four doses in the series, and children with certain health conditions including cochlear implants get another dose between ages two and six. From age seven to 18, the extra dose is given five years after last dose to children with functional or anatomic asplenia (no spleen) or some immune system conditions. For adults, a single dose vaccine is recommended at 65 years old. Prior to that, a one- or two-dose series is recommended for some people based on lifestyle, health conditions, other risk factors. According to the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc.Gov), in 2007 pneumonia and influenza were the #8 most common cause of death in this country, with 52, 000 deaths attributed to these two conditions. Influenza is less likely to lead to pneumonia and death when a patient is vaccinated; this is a good. ...Read more

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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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What's the scientific name for whooping cough?

Pertussis: Pertussis is the correct name , based upon the technical name of the offending agent, b.Pertussis. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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How common is diphtheria in the united states?

How common is diphtheria in the united states?

Fortunately-not very: There have been only 3 cases in the us between 2000 and 2007. Here's more information for you: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/diphtheria. ...Read more

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Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

Does pneumococcal vaccine stop infants from catching viral pneumonia?

No: The pneumococcal vaccine helps prevent "strep pneumoniae" bacterial infections, such as pneumonia caused by that one type of bacteria. The vaccine doesn't prevent viral pneumonia, and doesn't prevent non-pneumococcal bacterial pneumonias. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common organism causing pneumonia?

Please describe the most common organism causing pneumonia?

Strep pneumonia: Although most organisms that cause pneumonia are not discovered, the most common is streptoccocus pneumonae, others may include haemophylus influenzae and mycoplasma. ...Read more

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What is the vector of pertussis (whooping cough)?

What is the vector of pertussis (whooping cough)?

Humans: Bordetella pertussis is strictly a human pathogen. ...Read more