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Daphne Virus S
Yes: This was a common viral illness of childhood many years ago before vaccines were available.It was a relatively mild illness for kids, but produces fetal death or devastating birth defects when women get it during pregnancy.As more of the population ignores the benefit of vaccines, we will eventually see outbreaks.International travel brings in asymptomatic carriers who then infect susceptible ppl. ...Read more
Not exactly: More than 90% of adults have antibodies to hsv1 by the 5th decade of life. In western populations 80-100% of adults of lower socioeconomic status had antibodies compared to only 30-50% of adults in higher socioeconomic groups. ...Read more
If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?
Rabies prophylaxis: ????? Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine will be effective. Once symptoms develop, it's too late. So if you are still without symptoms after your exposure -then just make sure to follow through with all the treatment. http://www.saovabha.com/th/default.a ...Read more
Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is an uncommon sign of a common strep infection. The strep germ typically causes bad sore throat (pharyngitis) with pus and fever and pain, and is easily spread to others in the house. In only about 1% of cases it also causes a pink, rough, sandpapery kind of rash all over the body; if this occurs, they called the illness "scarlet fever." the scarlet fever is not itself contagious. ...Read more
I think my daughter has the roseola virus. Am i the one who gave it to her? Will it effect her when she gets older? Is herpes virus 6 dangerous?
Daughter had mmr on 10/20 & chickenpox vac on 10/26 now getting chickenpox again on 1/26 is that safe?
Which one ?: "Swine"flu is a nonspecific term that has been applied to at least 2 different flu strains in the US that occurred in different regions in different years. Flu vaccines can be developed to specific strains and one has been in the flu vaccine used in the US for several years. However, since your question leaves out specific details, the answer is not clear. ...Read more
Yes: Flu, including the h1n1 can be spread by the oro-nasal secretions of patients at any age. Babies are problem in flu season since many are passed around for kissy kisssy time by many of the more vulnerable elders at holiday gatherings.Since they may spread the illness without showing many signs of infection i consider them stelth carriers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is this years flu epidemic so bad when almost half the country has been vaccinated? Cdc estimates 128-162 million doses administered.
Just the way it is: Prior doctors answering was incorrect..The flu vaccine is 60% effective. But just because you get it doesn't mean you won't get the flu. Also..The vaccine for the current year is constructed from last years strain. Strains change (antigenic shift and drift..Plus outright mutations). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ebola virus: A recently discovered viral illness from West Africa. Early symptoms 2-21 days after infection-sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and sore throat. Some patientsdevelop rash, red eyes, hiccups, chest pains and difficulty breathing and swallowing. It may progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function and sometimes internal and external hemorrhaging & death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 y/o babysitter has shingles on face. He's only had one dose of chicken pox vaccine. Is he protected?
Delivery process: Newborn infants often get exposed to maternal body fluids especially to her blood during the birthing process. Therefore, all the newborns born to hepatitis b positive mothers receive Hepatitis B Immune Globulin in addition to Hepatitis B Vaccine within 12 hours from birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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