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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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I was just diagnosed with acute cmv. How do I prevent others from contracting it, especially my husband? Could I have contracted it from a blood tran?

I was just diagnosed with acute cmv. How do I prevent others from contracting it, especially my husband? Could I have contracted it from a blood tran?

Yes: If you just had a blood transfusion and developed acute CMV shortly afterwards, that is the most likely cause. CMV is transmitted in various ways, and it's often hard to figure out how it was transmitted. I would refrain from sex and sharing body fluids until you have recovered. ...Read more

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Can i prevent toxo and CMV while pregnant? But I have IgG +

Can i prevent toxo and CMV while pregnant? But I have IgG +

Positive IgG...: ...To CMV and toxo are exactly what prevents you from contracting CMV and toxo later. The concern is with igg-negative women who become positive while pregnant - and usually igm rises first and igg later. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have recent acute CMV. I am 14weeks pregnant. What can I do to prevent my baby from get CMV if she is not already infected?

I recently found out I have recent acute CMV. I am 14weeks pregnant. What can I do to prevent my baby from get CMV if she is not already infected?

If paired CMV IgG &: IgM titers document a primary CMV infection in the 1st trimester, a Fetal Maternal Medicine Specialist needs to follow your pregnancy. No treatments for CMV are safe for pregnant women. Chance of transmission to fetus is 30-50%; chance of neonatal symptoms, 10%; chance of symptoms by age 2, 20%. Baby will need regular Early Intervention assessments & tests of hearing & vision, if infected. ...Read more

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What are the medical reasons that prevent a person from taking vaccines?

What are the medical reasons  that prevent a person from taking vaccines?

A few: There are a few medical reasons not to receive vaccines, Some people have actual allergies to a component of a vaccine. (pretty rare). Also people with a suppressed immune system (from drugs or illness). Those with severe reactions to childhood vaccinations should probably not have repeat pertussis immunization which is the most likely cause. ...Read more

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How are vaccines made that prevent diphtheria?

How are vaccines made that prevent diphtheria?

Inactive: All diptheria containing vaccines are inactive, meaning the infectious agent has been altered so that it cannot cause disease, but can stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine to prevent shingles?

Yes: A vaccine similar to that given to protect kids from chickenpox has been developed to prevent shingles. It has about 50x the strength of the childhood vaccine to accomplish that task. ...Read more

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Are there any vaccines for preventing cancer?

Are there any vaccines for preventing cancer?

Yes!: Two vaccines against human papilloma virus are available (Gardasil and Cervarix). Both protect against the two HPV types that cause cervical, anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. These HPV types also cause most HPV related oral cancers. Gardasil also protects against the HPVs that cause most genital warts. HPV vaccines are expected to prevent HPV induced cancers in these areas. ...Read more

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Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Hard to say early on: The vaccine will help the recipient develop resistance to many strains of pneumococcus germs. It is plausible that it might prevent an infection that could become deadly and cause such failures. By itself, the vaccine simply promotes good health, it is not a magic potion. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more