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Am I more likely to contract west nile virus in developed or under developed countries?

Am I more likely to contract west nile virus in developed or under developed countries?

Anywhere: Wnv has caused human infection in africa, europe, the middle east, west and central asia, oceania, and most recently, north america. [1] [2] it first appeared in the western hemisphere as an outbreak of encephalitis in new york city in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, the disease spread across the us, into canada, and to the caribbean islands and latin america. ...Read more

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Could you contract mumps after being vaccinated against them?

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Could you contract mumps after being vaccinated against them?

Yes: During the 2006 mumps outbreak, some students who were immunized with 2 doses contracted the disease. ...Read more

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Will all persons exposed to polio virus develop poliomyelitis?

Will all persons exposed to polio virus develop poliomyelitis?

No: Many individuals acquire infection with polio virus, experience headches, stiff nec and irritability, a form of encephalitis. Many of these individuals will not go on to experience damage to motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain stem. ...Read more

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Is it guaranteed that a person who's taken the varicella vaccine won't contract chicken pox?

Is it guaranteed that a person who's taken the varicella vaccine won't contract chicken pox?

No guarantees: No vaccine is 100% effective, so it's impossible to guarantee immunity, but it definitely lowers your risk. ...Read more

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If u developed guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) after tdap vaccine, which autoantibodies r commonly found in vaccine-induced gbs? Only ganglioside ab's?

If u developed guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) after tdap vaccine, which autoantibodies r commonly found in vaccine-induced gbs?  Only ganglioside ab's?

Controversial: There is only anecdotal evidence that vaccines of any type are related to guillain-barre, and formal large studies have shown that no such relationship can be proven. Of course, many web sites, and blog sites continue to espouse multiple causes and effects which have been proven bogus in the past. Real causes include influenza a, campylobacter jejuni, and ebstein-barr virus infections. ...Read more

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Can contract HPV or genital herpes after getting vaccinated?

Can contract HPV or genital herpes after getting vaccinated?

Misinformed?: There is no vaccine for herpes. The HPV vaccine only protects against the common cancer causing strains of HPV. It does not protect against the other strains of HPV. ...Read more

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Could an adult who has never had chickenpox get the vaccine?

Could an adult who has never had chickenpox get the vaccine?

Maybe,maybe not: You may have had it & never knew it or had it called something else. If that't too much hassle i would just get it.Chickenpox can be nasty in adults. ...Read more

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Can my unimmunized infant catch chickenpox from my immunized child who has been exposed but has no rash?

Can my unimmunized infant catch chickenpox from my immunized child who has been exposed but has no rash?

Highly doubtful.: Infants seldom if ever get chicken pox, because they are protected for the first year of their lives by antibodies received from the mother. That's why children are not given the chicken pox vaccine until age 1. If the mother never had chicken pox or the vaccine, and thus has no antibodies, the baby would be susceptible; but that's a very rare situation these days. ...Read more

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Recently had a colon infection due to being immuno- suppressed had 3 different IV antibiotics since have developed red mouth which is sticky , any idea?

Recently had a colon infection due to being immuno- suppressed had 3 different IV antibiotics since have developed red mouth which is sticky , any idea?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to examine your mouth it is difficult to even speculate, but it is possible that this is a secondary yeast infection. Have this looked at by your oncologist. ...Read more

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Could a person got infected by vaccine?

Could a person got infected by vaccine?

Depends on variables: Most vaccines are non-living material; tetanus, whooping cough, injectable flu, etc. These can trigger reactions (allergic) to its components but not an infection. Some vaccines are made up of weakened viruses;chickenpox, mmr, nasal flu, and these cause a low grade body response but rarely a true illness. Those with weakened immunity (chemo, hiv) could have big problems with the weakened viral vacc. ...Read more

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Can baby get TB from someone who has recieved the BCG vaccine?

Can baby get TB from someone who has recieved the BCG vaccine?

Evaluation: Individuals who are vaccinated with BCG though can still get TB, since the protection by the vaccination decreases over time,. Babies have immature immune systems, so if there is any doubt, a TB test can be performed. ...Read more

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Why has polio not been eradicated 100%?

Why has polio not been eradicated 100%?

Due to ignorance: Polio still exists in few countries like Pakisran,Bangla Desh and others because parents do not want their children vaccinated due to religious and other reason Just ignorance like we have from AntiVaxx groups here in USA ...Read more

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How are "shingles" contracted?

How are "shingles" contracted?

Shingles develops: In people who have previously been infected with chicken pox. Coming in contact with a shingles rash/blister can infect someone who doesn’t have immunity to chickenpox. But that person would get chicken pox - not shingles. ...Read more