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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, it is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, ...Read more


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Can you die from rheumatic fever?

Can you die from rheumatic fever?

Yes: About 1.5% of persons with rheumatic carditis die of the disease annually. Cardiac involvement is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever and causes significant morbidity and mortality. About 60% of patients diagnosed with rheumatic fever annually will develop carditis. ...Read more

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Can people catch the flu from someone who has it if the person with flu don't have temp?

Can people catch the flu from someone who has it if the person with flu don't have temp?

Flu Is contagious: The viruses are spread primarily through large-particle respiratory droplet transmission. Not everyone with the flu has every symptom and not everyone who contracts flu will have a fever. ...Read more

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I'm coming back from being sick with a respiratory bug to an office full of people who have the stomach flu. How can I prevent getting sick with this?

I'm coming back from being sick with a respiratory bug to an office full of people who have the stomach flu. How can I prevent getting sick with this?

Avoidance is best.: Of course good hygiene practice. A natural approach I have see includes the following: Vit. C 4 gm/d, Vit. D 50,000 IU for 5 days and then drop to 5000 IU daily, and Homeopahtics for viruses. ...Read more

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Can you carry the EBV virus without ever getting sick from it?

Can you carry the EBV virus without ever getting sick from it?

EBV and health: Most adult people have been infected with ebv at some point in their life. Therefore, it is very common to find antibodies to the virus, evidence of past infection. Actually carrying the virus is very rare and is associated with a rare form of lymphoma (lymph node cancer). ...Read more

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Can you get sick with ebola disease in Canada?

Can you get sick with ebola disease in Canada?

Not at this time.: As of NOV 2016 - there were no confirmed Ebola cases in Canada. ...Read more

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Can you get the flu on the summer? Also can you have the flu even if you don't have a fever? (I rarely get fever unless I'm very sick)

Can you get the flu on the summer? Also can you have the flu even if you don't  have a fever? (I rarely get fever unless I'm very sick)

Flu: You may get flu in the summer though flu is not common in summer time. flu is common in fall and winter. Usually flu cause high fever, body aches and malaise. If you don't have a fever, it may be other viral infections or some other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you catch norwalk virus from being in the same room as someone sick?

Can you catch norwalk virus from being in the same room as someone sick?

Unlikely: Transmission is usually by the fecal-oral route, and just being in the same room transiently is not likely to result in your becoming infected. ...Read more

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Can someone die with fever?

Can someone die with fever?

The fever: Alone is unlikely to cause death but if high enough could lead to a seizure where a person can aspirate and die from that. Also what ever is causing a fever can lead to other life threatening complications like sepsis ... ...Read more

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My roommate who has just returned from abroad is suffering from acute dengue. Do I have any risk of being prone to disease from him?

My roommate who has just returned from abroad is suffering from acute dengue. Do I have any risk of being prone to disease from him?

Dengue fever: No. The dengue disease is not contagious.It does not spread from person to person. It only spreads by the bite of infected mosquito. ...Read more

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Can you get sick by being near a sick person who is merely talking or exhaling, and what if they don't appear to be sick yet, but are carrying germs?

Can you get sick by being near a sick person who is merely talking or exhaling, and what if they don't appear to be sick yet, but are carrying germs?

Highly unlikely: There are many types of infections: bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic. Most of these can't spread through the air. Some bacteria and viruses may spread through the air but usually from the sick person coughing or sneezing, not just breathing. We are all exposed to many germs in our environment every day. The main determinant as to whether we get sick is our immunity/resistance. See comment: ...Read more

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Can you recommend any newborns that contracted swine flu and recovered?

Can you recommend any newborns that contracted swine flu and recovered?

Yes: Yes, i heard about cases like that. If you have concerns about swine flu make sure you vaccinate yourself if you do not have contraindications and once your child is eligible do the same to him/her. Breast feeding may help as well to prevent if you received vaccine. Current general flu vaccine contains also swine flu virus to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Can you get zika from infected saliva?14 wks pregnant and may have come in contact with someone with it as they were bit by mosquitoes in el salvador.

Can you get zika from infected saliva?14 wks pregnant and may have come in contact with someone with it as they were bit by mosquitoes in el salvador.

Yes (well... maybe): It's 2/2016, still early in our knowledge of Zika transmission. We know it can be transmitted through having sex, but nobody knows exactly what that means. People don't just insert a penis into a vagina, squirt semen, and leave. So, when the scientists say "transmitted through sex", we have to be cautious and presume that getting things like saliva into our bodies may transmit Zika to us. Be safe! ...Read more

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Please explain how healthy vaccinated people can still die from influenza?

Please explain how healthy vaccinated people can still die from influenza?

Perfection: All drugs and vaccines are studied for their efficacy by working in majority of people, not in 100% of people, and not perfect. For example, flu vaccine works in 85% of people to protect them from flu, or if they still contract flu, it makes the symptoms milder. It also only works for the flu being vaccinated for and for a few months of that year. So, there is no perfect vaccine or med for all. ...Read more

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Will being around and hugging someone who has strep throat cause me to get it or scarlet fever worried can't take antibiotics cause allergies ?

Will being around and hugging someone who has strep throat cause me to get it or scarlet fever worried can't take antibiotics cause allergies ?

Possible: This depends on level of contact.For that germ, just being around them and or coming in contact does not pass the germ.You need to have contact with their oral mucous in some form. If you kiss/share drinks/ or they slobber all over the room and you fail to wash hands after touching something they contaminate, you might be exposed.Regular hand washing/sanitizing can help you avoid illness. ...Read more

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I have a donated organ, can I be more susceptible to complications caused by the west nile virus?

If you are receiving: Immune suppressant agents to prevent organ rejection, you should be very careful, as the virus could be much more malignant under those scenarios. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more