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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Brucellosis (Definition)

An infection caused by Brucella bacteria, transmitted to people when they are in contact with infected animals or animal products ...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 malaria prevalent in africa?

Is malaria prevalent in africa?

Yes: Especially in the sub-saharan region. If traveling, you should take appropriate prophylaxis medications. ...Read more

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Are things like malaria and West Nile virus a worry in the midwest?

Are things like malaria and West Nile virus a worry in the midwest?

No; Yes: Malaria used to be a terrible problem in much of the Midwest but is gone now thanks mostly to mosquito abatement. West Nile is still a rare but real danger. Protect yourself from mosquitoes as best you can. Best wishes ...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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Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Malaria: Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of south america. The cdc website is a good resource to look up how common diseases, such as malaria, are in a particular country. For malaria you may want to look at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.Html. ...Read more

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Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana

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I am traveling internationally. How common is salmonella in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is salmonella in other countries?

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 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 am traveling internationally. How common is meningitis in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is meningitis in other countries?

Common parts Africa: Meningits is increased in parts of africa. The 'meningitis belt' runs east to west along the african equator. The disease is spread from person to person, so visitors to these regions should get the quadrivalent meningitis vaccine prior to travel. Review your itinerary with your travel medicine specialist. Pregnant travelers can be vaccinated against meningitis if travel cannot be postponed. ...Read more

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I am traveling internationally. How common is listeria in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is listeria in other countries?

Common, also in USA: Listeria is a serous illness spread by contaminated food. It causes fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and miscarriages/premature birth. Experts think the disease is under diagnosed worldwide; it is found on all 5 continents tested- in cities and rural areas. It is not prevented by refrigeration. Cdc prevention guidelines http://1.Usa.Gov/szwfyw can help you minimize your chance of contracting it. ...Read more

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Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...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 many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

How many health care workers, in south Africa get infected with aids virus in the line of work?

Few if any: The risk to health care workers from caring for aids patients, even in the chaos of south africa, is near zero. Casual contact simply does not seem to transmit the virus. ...Read more

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Is tuberculosis infection prevalent in the world?

Is tuberculosis infection prevalent in the world?

Yes: In some places more than others. According to the "16th global report on tb" in 2010 there were 8.8 million new cases of TB and 1.45 million died from it. ...Read more

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