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Doctor insights on: Cholera In Nepal

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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

Cholera (Definition)

A dangerous intestinal infection caused by consuming food or water contaminated with a bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) that can lead to severe dehydration or death. Cholera causes such watery diarrhea, that it has been described ...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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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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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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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 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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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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Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

More than Likely: Malaria medication & insect repellent, secure window screens, possible bed netting for malaria risk year round throughout country including cities of delhi and bombay), except altitudes > 6561 ft in himachal, jammu, kashmir, pradesh, or sikkim. Most malaria cases reported from forested madhya pradesh, maharashtra, orissa, gujarat, rajasthan, bihar, & karnataka. Also risks of dengue, chikungunya. ...Read more

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Is ebola found in Sudan?

Is ebola found in Sudan?

Ebola Virus: The Ebola Virus Sudan species is named for the country of Sudan where it was first discovered. The current large outbreak is Ebola Virus Zaire. ...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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Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Throughout the US: Scarlet fever is found throughout the US. It is caused by group A streptococcus, found on the noses and throat of people. It is most commonly found in children ages 5-15 years. The classic symptom of scarlet fever is a sandpaper like rash. More about scarlet fever: https://www.cdc.gov/features/scarletfever/ ...Read more

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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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Are e.Coli infections common in the united states?

Are  e.Coli infections common in the united states?

E Coli Infections: One estimate has 20, 000 cases in the us annually. The number is probably much higher because many infections don't come to medical attention or are part of a large public health investigation. ...Read more

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