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How likely is it that I get hantavirus if I just traveled to a developing country?

How likely is it that I get hantavirus if I just traveled to a developing country?

Unlikely: Hantavirus is a shed by rodents and people get exposed when dust contaminated with rodent droppings is disturbed and inhaled. In general, hantavirus infection is rare and travelers to developing countries are not considered to be a significantly increased risk. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Hantavirus Infection (Definition)

Hantavirus infection is acquired from exposure to urine and droppings from infected rodents. Also known as "Sin Nombre" virus, infection can lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The symptoms are fairly non-specific (fever, aches, cough, breathing problems, etc). There is no specific treatment so focus is on supportive care. The CDC quotes a mortality rate of 38%. In 2012 there was an outbreak of Hantavirus Infection ...Read more


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Is there a list of vaccines which contain thimerosal or other toxics?

Simple list: The only vaccine with traces of thimerosol currently in production & approved by the fda for use in the us is the multi-dose injectable influenza vaccine. It has been out of infant vaccines in the us for a decade. On a side note, no decline in the rate of autism or other supposed thimerosol effects has been seen in spite of this change. ...Read more

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Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Yes-so serious that:: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002. While only a small percentage developed serious side effects like arthritis and flu-like symptoms and it is not clear to what extent they were caused by the vaccine, t here were class-action lawsuits& bad publicity, sales plummeted and the manufacturer withdrew it from the market. ...Read more

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What vaccines have been known to cause really harmful side effects?

What vaccines have been known to cause really harmful side effects?

67 swine flu vaccine: A vaccine hurriedly issued in ~ 1967 after an outbreak of swine flu at a military facility was associated with a relatively large number of cases of guillian-barre syndrome. The problem was traced back to flaws in vaccine production & lead to more stringent production & quality control standards going forwards. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus?

What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus?

See below: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the usa starts as a febrile illness with diffuse myalgias. 4-5 days later it is followed by the lungs filling with fluid causing respiratory failure associated with shock. It is then a life threatening infection. ...Read more

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I 36+hrs since my 6mo had her reg schld. Vaccines & there is still an extremely hard knot, bruise, redness, warm/ painful to touch at injection site. ?

I 36+hrs since my 6mo had her reg schld. Vaccines & there is still an extremely hard knot, bruise, redness, warm/ painful to touch at injection site. ?

Vaccine side effects: Local reactions from vaccines can last for from 24 to about 72 hours. A hard "knot" can last days and even weeks but usually disappears in due time. I suspect your infant received the dtap vaccine as this is a common occurrence with it. No nee to worry. ...Read more

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My son is 10 months now he had taken his measels vaccine 2 weeks ago but i can see rashes now is it possible for him to get measels? How harmful it ?

My son is 10 months now he had taken his measels vaccine 2 weeks ago but i can see rashes now is it possible for him to get measels? How harmful it ?

Normal: A rash several weeks after the vaccination is a normal reaction.It tells us that the immune system is responding and is harmlss.By the way, 10 months of age may be a bit too young to effectively administer the vaccine and provide effective protection.Boosters will be needed. ...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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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