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Doctor insights on: Diseases In Namibia

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Is sarcoidosis more common in certain areas in the united states?

Is sarcoidosis more common in certain areas in the united states?

Sarcoid: Some research shows that people who live rurally around farms--insecticides, chemicals etc. Have a higher incidence. There is higher incidence of caucasiian sarcoid patients having an increased susceptibility within their own family---an immune problem with increased potential to be inherited. While, although 50% of sarcoid pts. Are afro-american, hispanic --- not as commonly inc. In family. ...Read more

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How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

Hopefully the link: Below would be of help! take care! http://www.Ohsep.Louisiana.Gov/factsheets/mosquitosmart.Htm. ...Read more

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What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiac diseases: Diseases of the heart such as its vessels, valves, heart muscle and it's coverings, it's electrical system as well as diseases of the vessels such as aorta, pulmonary artery to name a few. Pediatric cardiology applies to inborn heart diseases and problems unique to babies and children. ...Read more

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Can there be dengue fever in the united states. En sumer?

Can there be dengue fever in the united states. En sumer?

Dengue fever.: Historically dengue fever has been quite rare in the us. But cases have recently been cropping up in places like the florida keys and the gulf coast areas. It is thought that global warming has contributed to this. ...Read more

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How rare are autoimmune diseases in the us?

How rare are autoimmune diseases in the us?

Not rare, common!: Autoimmune illness happens when a person's immune system mistakenly targets her/his own cells, tissues, organs. Because of this, at least eighty, and probably many more, diseases are actually considered autoimmune disorders. This makes it one of the most common causes of illness. ...Read more

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In what countries is creutzfeldt jakob disease more common? Which groups inside those countries?

In what countries is creutzfeldt jakob disease more common?  Which groups inside those countries?

See WHO website: From the world health organization: from 10/96- 3/11, 175 cases of vcjd have been reported in the uk, 25 in france, 5 in spain, 4 in ireland, 3 each in the netherlands and the usa, 2 each in canada, italy and portugal, and one each in japan, saudi arabia and taiwan. There is no group predilection, other than people who eat meat. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs180/en/. ...Read more

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What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

Goto a travel clinic: Travel overseas, particularly to a throbbing metropolis in the heart of India requires adequate preparation. There are a multitude of infectious diseases I would be concerned about there. A doctor should help match up your past medical history and medical condition with what you may encounter depending on your plans in that area. See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india ...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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What type of parasites are common in the eastern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the eastern united states?

Few: Parasites are uncommon but include fish tapeworms from sushi and the like, hookworms, histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, and less commonly tapeworms and roundworms. Food should come from a safe source, be cooked properly and precautions taken out of doors for parasites entering bare feet and from animals excreta. ...Read more

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Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Do va medical centers/hospitals use the CDC for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the southern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the southern united states?

SE parasites: Cyclospora, Giardia, Filariasis, Heartworm, Cryptosporidiosis, free living ameoba, Pediculosis (scabies, lice) Toxoplasma gondii, Roundworm, E. vermicularis (pinworm), Hookworm, Triatomine Bug, Tick borne diseases, Mosquito borne diseases (encephalitis), to name a few. ...Read more

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How many cases of food borne disease are there in the united states?

How many cases of food borne disease are there in the united states?

48 millions: Cdc estimates that 1 in 6 americans or 48 million people, 128, 000 get hospitalized, and 3, 000 die of food borne diseases every year. ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the midwestern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the midwestern united states?

Few and far between: Parasites almost never affect the eye. Water and soil based parasites are usually found only in areas of poor hygeine or with inadequate waste disposal. ...Read more

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Picture of throat in sexually transmitted diseases?

Picture of throat in sexually transmitted diseases?

The oral HPV: Human papilloma virus (hvp) is the responsilbe agent for causing >70% of cervical cancers, also anal and oral cancers as well. Here is an example picture of the hpv causing ulceration/cancer of the tongue--it is not pretty. Oral gonorrhea causes nasty looking throat can pose significant public health concern, but it is not a cause of cancer. Live well, live safely drdiyaldas. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the western united states?

What type of parasites are common in the western united states?

Ameba: Amebic parasites are one. These are especially found in fresh water lakes in areas that are stagnant. ...Read more

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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more