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Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Probably yes: It is an inactivated virus, so theoretical it is safe if all ingredients are. It has no category so safety is unknown. If you can wait, wait. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

How common is encephalitis caused by vaccine allergy?

Exceedingly rare: Extraordinarily rare. In fact, almost unheard of in the literature, vaers reporting system or medical studies involving vaccinations. ...Read more

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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

What is the normal course for  japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Ixiaro: The current vaccine is actually a two dose series available only for those age 17 years and above (though those younger can get if entered into a study). The doses are given 4 weeks apart with the last dose given at least one week before travel into the area of risk. Receiving only one dose is not advised as it gave immunity to only 40% of individuals; two doses are important. See a travel clinic, . ...Read more

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Is the Japanese encephalitis vaccine required for travel to Shiga prefecture, Japan or can I opt out of it?

Unless endemic: Likely you do not need the vaccine but check the online government site of the CDC, and check out their recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines(usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines(usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?

Go for it: As long as the vaccine was stored properly you don't have to "start over" because of an extended time after dose one. Another very effective approach is that before you go to wherever it is that you're going spray your outer garments that you will be wearing with 0.2% permethrin (Permanone Tick Repellant). After you don the clothes parts of your body will not b covered. That's where u put DEET. 99 ...Read more

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Who needs encephalitis vaccine?

Who needs encephalitis vaccine?

Nobody: The best defense is a good organic diet and no"junk", especially the sodas and sweets. ...Read more

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It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

Also: Cdc notes doctor may choose to administer vaccine off-label in children less than 17 years of age. As of february 2013, Ixiaro approved for use in all of europe for children aes 2 months & up, maybe paving the way for use in the usa soon for children. In your child's case unless vacation is for a month in rural area w/ pigs and rice paddies & lots of outdoor time, vaccine not needed. ...Read more

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When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more

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Is thee a vaccine for encephalitis?

Is thee a vaccine for encephalitis?

Yes, but not routine: There is not a vaccine for herpes virus or enterovirus, which are the more common causes of encephalitis. People living in or traveling to certain areas can ask their doctors about japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis vaccines, but those are not routine vaccinations in the U.S. ...Read more

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If one had a light course of encephalitis before, is the vaccine against it still needed? Or the organism develops antibodies?

If one had a light course of encephalitis before, is the vaccine against it still needed? Or the organism develops antibodies?

More than one cause: Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain. There are many viruses, bacteria and other organisms that can cause it. If you recover from a mild case of viral encephalitis you are likely immune to that virus but not to a multitude of other viruses. Even with a seemingly single virus, e.g. Dengue, there may be multiple strains and infection with one may not protect against others. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having only the first tick-borne encephalitis vaccine better than nothing at all?

Help docs, is having only the first tick-borne encephalitis vaccine better than nothing at all?

Vaccine: Yes, the vaccine will afford you a degree of protection, otherwise not available ...Read more

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How do I recover from vaccine-induced (twinrix) encephalitis, dysesthesias, and rage/psychosis? (symptoms lasting 4yrs so far)

Get help now!: Post encephalitic symptoms may be ameliorated by appropriate medications. You need psychiatric and neurological evaluations including eeg and spect or fmri scan. With such evaluation, one or the other can begin the process of finding medication that will give you some relief. ...Read more

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Are there vaccinations for encephalitis?

Are there vaccinations for encephalitis?

Encephalitis: It depends. There are vaccines for some types of viral encephalopathies like meales, varicela, arbovirus. Autoimmune encephalopathies don't necessarily have vaccines. There are a ton of causes including, west nile, japanese, western equine encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis murray valley encephalitis la crosse encephalitis colorado tick fever. Autoimmune encephalitis. ...Read more

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Is a lumbar puncture to test for encephalitis safe?

Is a lumbar puncture to test for encephalitis safe?

Yes: A person with symptoms of encephalitis (inflammation, swelling in the brain) or meningitis (inflammation, infection of the fluid and membranes covering the brain & spinal cord) has a serious illness that can cause permanent brain damage or death. A lumbar puncture is safe because it is not a risky test, and because the bad effects of the diseases are so much worse than the little risks of an l.P.. ...Read more

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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