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Can The Tetanus Vaccine Cause High Fever
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Can neck pain, general malaise and nausea be only symptoms of bacterial meningitis in adults could vaccinated child pass disease to unvaccinated adult?
Not the only symptom: Bacterial meningitis causes a severe headache and neck ache- not just general malaise and nausea....That sounds more like flu. Viral meningitis can be passed form person to person and bacterial forms that we do not have vaccines for so yes to second part of question- if you have concerns about meningitis that person needs to be seen asap. ...Read more
Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?
Doubt it: We have viruses that tend to remain stable, like measles, mumps, rubella and so far varicella. We have viruses that tend to mutate, like the various flu strains. We have been vaccinating against the big 3 MMR for at least 4 decades and the varicella for more than 2. There is no evidence of change in these. The flu, however, mutates quire often and makes the vaccine a best guess and sometimes wrong ...Read more
Is the Pneumococcal vaccine, either kind, effective for frequent strep throats? Can it cause die-off reactions from the strep bacteria?
Can you tell me if the Hib meningitis vaccine is the same as the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?
Can a severe reaction (such as swelling& high fever) to a whooping cough shot in the 50's cause an abnormal EEG and seizures in later life?
Pertussis vaccine: This would be unlikely, but anything is possible. A very rare yet serious side effect associated with this vaccine is the occurrence of seizures. The cdc reports seizures in association with the vaccine (although not necessarily causative) in one child out of 14, 000 who are immunized. This can lead to coma, brain damage and even death, but these side effects usually occur shortly after. ...Read more
Causality not there: The study cited prior (j of inorganic biochemistry) uses a a logic algorithm (hill's criteria) to show a strong association- however, this is not causation. Hill's criteria doesn't even begin to take into consideration, the complex interplay between genetics and environmental factors that contribute to the diversity seen in autistic children. To conclude so, is dangerous to children we care for. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more
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