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Can measles be prevented?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Can measles be prevented?

Yes: Infection with the measles virus can be prevented through vaccination with the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Can shingles be prevented?

Can shingles be prevented?

Not completely: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. There is a vaccine for shingles (zostavax). It doesn't prevent shingles completely, but may cause it to be milder, and reduce the amount of pain after the rash. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be prevented?

Can impetigo be prevented?

Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Can listeriosis be prevented?

Can listeriosis be prevented?

Listeria: Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating refrigerated pâtés ; meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs ; meat spreads may. ...Read more

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Can tetanus be prevented?

Can tetanus be prevented?

Yes: Tetanus can be prevented by a readily available vaccine. It is often administered as part of a combination vaccine during infancy and as boosters as one grows older. The protection may wain over time so all older kids and adults should renew their protection every 5-10 years based on lifestyle. Unimmunized folks may benefit from localized wound care and special hyper immune globulin. ...Read more

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Can CMV be prevented with a vaccine?

Can CMV be prevented with a vaccine?

No: Currently, there is no effective, recommended vaccination for cytomegalovirus infections. ...Read more

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How can polio be prevented?

How can polio be prevented?

By Vaccinating: Polio is pventable disases and has been almost eradicated by active immunization program in countries like India and others By vaccinating all children with Polio Vaccine ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a be prevented?

Can hepatitis a be prevented?

HAV vaccine: Yes, hepatitis a can be prevented by a vaccine and there are immunoglobulins available to prevent disease after exposure. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

Prevention: Gastroenteritis is caused by viruses usually. The key to preventing transmission is proper hand washing between contacts. Also, proper food storage techniques can prevent formation of certain bacteria which can cause it. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis be prevented?

Can cellulitis be prevented?

In some cases: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. In podiatry, patients are sometimes placed on antibiotics prior to and after surgical procedures in hopes of preventing infection. ...Read more

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What diseases can be prevented with vaccines?

What diseases can be prevented with vaccines?

Vaccines: there are many diseases which are preventable with the use of vaccinations. Some which can be included in 400 characters: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, strep pneumoniae, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, influenza, polio, human papilloma virus... to name a few. more info here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/france ...Read more

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Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Dermatomyositis: There are no preventive measures for dermatomyositis which is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles. Dermatomyositis follows a viral illness or as autoimmune entity . In few patients it is present with cancer. It also affects lungs, heart and esophagus . It also overlaps at times with lupus. Scleroderma and sjogren's . Diagnosis by muscle /skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Can delirium be prevented?

Can delirium be prevented?

Yes and no: Delirium due to "acute brain failure" as opposed to drug or alcohol withdrawal does have some known and modifiable precipitants. Elderly adults with pre-existing brain atrophy are perhaps the most vulnerable. Several studies have been done in the past 15 years looking at mitigating delirium risk via " delirium prophylaxis". Stanford and perhaps vanderbilt are leaders in this. ...Read more

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Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

PracticeGood hygiene: Safe hygiene practices will reduce, but cannot prevent the risk of streptococcal infection. Streptococcus is a normal colonizing bacteria for all humans. Infection from any bacteria depends on host factors and many other variables that make total eradication close to impossible. Hand washing, isolation, cohorting, and sterile technique all reduce strep infections effectively ...Read more

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Can asthma be prevented?

Can asthma be prevented?

Not always...: Asthma exacerbations can be caused by allergic triggers and avoidance of these triggers will decrease the exacerbations. However, it is not always possible to avoid all known triggers and some episodes have no obvious associated triggers. So, asthma is not always avoidable. ...Read more

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Can anthrax be cured by a vaccine?

Can anthrax be cured by a vaccine?

No: Vaccines don't cure infections, they prevent them. Getting a vaccine after infection, in most cases, is worthless and will have nothing to do with cure. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can vector-borne diseases be prevented by vaccinations?

Hello doctors, can vector-borne diseases be prevented by vaccinations?

Vaccinations: Yes, vaccination against vector borne disease can work. Yellow fever vacccine is a prime example ...Read more

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How can pneumonia be prevented?

How can pneumonia be prevented?

Vaccination, hygiene: Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors. ...Read more

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Can viral gastroenteritis be prevented?

Can viral gastroenteritis be prevented?

Yes and no.: Hand washing is the key to preventing illness. Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch your face or lick you fingers when you are 'out and about' as it just exposes you to germs. When you get home - wash your hands, first thing. Now, you will probably still get a bug now and then, but avoiding germs will help. ...Read more

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