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Can you be immune to Ebola?

Can you be immune to Ebola?

Ebola infection: Not to initial infection but if you survive an Ebola infection there is potential for antibodies to develop that may last a decade or longer. ...Read more

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How can mail get cross-contaminated with anthrax?

How can mail get cross-contaminated with anthrax?

Only by design: Ordinary mail including packages will not pick up things like anthrax or other infectious agents. For this to happen, someone would have to, on purpose, open one piece of mail and insert anthrax. There is no chance for accidental contamination. ...Read more

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Can you be immune to naegleri fowleri?

Can you be immune to naegleri fowleri?

Possibly: This is possible, since lots more people are exposed to this organism in freshwater than ever are infected/become ill. It's a very rare infection, and usually occurs in the summer months when people are swimming in warm freshwater lakes.It's not yet known why a few become infected, and most others do not. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19845995. ...Read more

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Can you die from tuberculosis?

Can you die from tuberculosis?

Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is ...Read more

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How often can you need the meningitis vaccine?

How often can you need the meningitis vaccine?

If Ongoing Risk: If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca -those in military -those with weak immune system (terminal complement deficiency) or immunosuppressant drugs - those whose spleens have been removed surgically - those exposed in a meningitis outbreak -adolescents & teens between 11 - 18 years of age. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a clostridium tetani infection?

How can you tell if you have a clostridium tetani infection?

Lock jaw: Check out this site for information on tetanus. An effective vaccine, dtap is available that will prevent tetanus, get the vaccine and a booster dose every ten years. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tetanus/ds00227. ...Read more

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How can you avoid diphtheria?

How can you avoid diphtheria?

Get vaccinated: Humans are the only reservoir of contageous material. Since international travel is common, a contageous traveler, early in their illness, could spred the germ anywhere in the world.The germs are often spread in a cough or contaminated secretions.Fully immunized persons can acquire a mild sore throat & spred it to others. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if i will die from exposure to asbestos?

Unlikely: Absestos causes its effects from years of exposure to airborn asbestos particles. The anti-asbestos bunch, led by a herd of attorneys, have convinced the public of the notion that if you look hard at asbestos you will somehow have a health problem. This is way overblown, and unless you are in this industry, you almost certainly will be fine. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on tetanus/diphtheria vaccine?

Can it be possible for you to overdose on tetanus/diphtheria vaccine?

If you are going to: a reputable doctor, they will know how to draw up the correct amount from a multidose vial, or give a single dose pre-filled syringe of the vaccine. That amount is standard and therefore cannot be given as an overdose. ...Read more

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Can you please list different ways someone can get worms?

Can you please list different ways someone can get worms?

What kind and where?: In the usa usually by walking barefoot on contaminated soil or by eating or drinking materials that are fecally contaminated by individuals who already have the worms, or by eating soil contaminated with dog droppings. In cleveland you can dig them up in your garden and use them for fishing bait. ...Read more

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How quickly can anthrax kill you?

Anthrax: The incubation period is usually 1 to 7 days for pulmonary anthrax. Per http://ideas.Health.Vic.Gov.Au/bluebook/anthrax.Asp ā€œevidence from mass exposures indicates incubation periods up to 60 days are possible for pulmonary anthrax, related to delayed activation of inhaled spores.ā€ incubation is followed by a somewhat mild prodromal phase with average duration of 2 days. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the diseases you can get with smoking?

Can you please describe the diseases you can get with smoking?

Too many to list: Heart attacks, angina, heart failure, strokes, gangrene of leg, amputation, lung cancer, multiple other cancers (mouth, tongue, throat, cervix, pancreas etc...), erectile failure, copd, pneumonia, aneurysms, cataracts, periodontal disease. The risk of these diseases starts decreasing within a year of stopping smoking. Lots of reasons to stop! ...Read more

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How often can you need to receive the meningitis vaccine?

How often can you need to receive the meningitis vaccine?

Depends on age..: For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13-15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years. Adolescents who receive their first dose of mcv4 at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose. Certain high risk adults should be vaccinated and receive a booster, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate-hcp.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me food borne illness and where can i?

Can you please tell me food borne illness and where can i?

See below: Please consult the site given below as this is a general question without one specific answer. http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/diseases/. ...Read more

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Can you die from pleurisy if not treated?

Can you die from pleurisy if not treated?

No: It is just very painful. It should bentreatedbsonyou can take a full breath ...Read more

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Can having diphtheria cause you to be sterile?

Can having diphtheria cause you to be sterile?

Diphtheria : Not usually. The toxin is cardio toxic and the antitoxin will help with cardiac issues. Ii have not heard of sterility issues with diphtheria. I had the only case in the country 10 yrs ago. It will produce a greenish exudate and the tissue in the pharynx will slough. My patient sloughed all the tissue above her vocal cords. I had to put a breathing tube in her to save her life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a severe case of fiberglass exposure to your skin can kill you?

Can you tell me if a severe case of fiberglass exposure to your skin can kill you?

No: You're tougher than to be killed by exposure of skin to an inert substance like fiberglass. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get aids and hiv?

Can you describe how to get aids and hiv?

Usually sex: Unprotected vaginal/anal sexual intercourse with someone infected with HIV and sharing of needles for intravenous drug abuse with someone infected with HIV are the two most common ways of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids is a consequence of longstanding untreated HIV infection. ...Read more