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Dr. Ricardo Maselli
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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An illness due to toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. ...Read more


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Are vaccinations fatal?

Are vaccinations fatal?

No: Vaccinations are not "fatal". Vaccinations are fine for almost everyone in the community, except a few people with immune system disorders and a few with strong allergies to the ingredients in a vaccine. Like with any medicine, any food, or any activity in life, there is always a rare, rare chance that an unpredictable fatal event happens. Such bad-luck events are like being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Is rhomben encephalitis fatal in adults?

Is rhomben encephalitis fatal in adults?

Could be.: All encephalitis are serious. This is an encephalitis attacking the posterior and low areas of the neuronal axis below the brain(hindbrain). Rhombencephalo[from rhombus + encephalon]:is the part of the brain that develops from the posterior portion of the embryonic neural tube and comprises the cerebellum, pons, and the medulla oblongata.Compare mesencephalon, prosencephalon. ...Read more

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Can adults get botulism from honey? Is it true that honey contains botulism spores?

Can adults get botulism from honey? Is it true that honey contains botulism spores?

Don't generalize...: Food-borne botulism in adults develops after ingestion of pre-formed toxin in improperly preserved canned goods, native american foods (whale or seal), ; such foods as baked potatoes, cheese sauce, beef stew, garlic cooking oil. Infants develop botulism when their GI tracts are colonized by live c. Botulinum bacteria or they intake small amt of toxin from possible sources like dust, soil, honey. ...Read more

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Can deer tick cause death in human -hamptons new york?

Can deer tick cause death in human  -hamptons new york?

Very unlikely: It sounds as if you are worried about lyme disease. Deer ticks are potential carriers of lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Lyme disease can cause very disabling permanent effects; death has been reported, but would be unusual. Anaplasmosis and babesiosis would not be considered deadly. Here is a link to centers of disease control on lyme: http://www.Cdc.Gov/lyme/. ...Read more

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How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

How many maternal deaths per year in the world?

Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more

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Are polio vaccines produced and given worldwide?

Are polio vaccines produced and given  worldwide?

Yes.: Either the live oral or the inactivated injectable vaccine is given to children in every country that has enough order in it to assure delivery of vaccine to where it is needed. ...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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Is cholera fatal?

Is cholera fatal?

If not treated: It's often fatal unless treated with aggressive rehydration. The cause of death is massive and rapid dehydration. ...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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Which babies die of sids?

Which babies die of sids?

Ubpredictable: There are known associations. 1. A male at or about 3 to 4 months. 2.Preventive position in the crib should be supine. 3. Commoner in bottle fed.4.Sometimes warning symptoms include irritability, a "simple cold", or occasional apnea (stopped breathing) for a few seconds during sleep. It is usually nocturnal and can be related to vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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Has anyone in sweden got fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

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Has anyone in sweden got fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Hard to say: There are only about 100 people alive with ffi (estimated), and a handful of sfi diagnoses. Considering some of the cases are in europe, there's a chance they may be in sweden, diagnosed or undiagnosed? ...Read more

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Is rabies lethal or nonlethal?

ALWAYS LETHAL: After the acute phase, death is inevitable. ...Read more

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Can people die from rabies?

Yes: If neurologic symptoms due to rabies occur in a person who has not been vaccinated - it's usually fatal. ...Read more

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Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

Has sudden infant death syndrome in survivors been linked to learning disabilities ?

SIDS: I would say this is an alte, or an apparent life threatening event vs. Surviving sids. It is reasonable to say if your brain was without oxygen for a significant amount of time than it is possible that later there could be a ld. It could be hard to prove on a case by case basis the exact cause of a ld. ...Read more

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Can I die of accidental insulin overdose?

Can I die of accidental insulin overdose?

Yes, but not likely: At your age the body is pretty resilient the mind still sharp and most errors of Insulin administration are engineered to be relatively small. But given the right circumstances it certainly could and does happen. ...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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Can you die from pneumonic plague nowadays?

Can you die from pneumonic plague nowadays?

Yes, if untreated: This is a fatal disease if left untreated. Mortality is 50% even if treated with antibiotics known to be effective against yersinia pestis which is transmitted by fleas. ...Read more