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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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Every year i get really bad sinusitis which is very painful and lasts about 6 weeks, would having the flu vaccine prevent this?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a mouse get into my desk drawer at work and I am very concerned about hantavirus. I discovered this after i had used my plastic utensils. Help?
Do not worry: It is exposure to aerosolized rodent excreta that gives the disease. ...Read more
Yes-so serious that:: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002.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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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