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I read something on the information sheet that said "meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" what does that mean?
Way vaccine made.: This refers to how the vaccine is made. The meningococcal conjugate vaccines are made by chemically linking the capsular polysaccharide antigens individually to a protein. The vaccines do not contain live bacteria.Meningococcal conjugate vaccines are believed to give better protection and are more effective in young children than the original polysaccharide vaccine. ...Read more
On the information sheet, it says " meningococcal (type c) conjugate vaccine" what does that mean?
Start with this link: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile23a.stm This has the answers you seek. ...Read more
Need revaccination: The most common reason is improper interval vaccination. But some may not develop immunity and so repeat course is recommended. ...Read more
Offer vaccination: Osha requires employers to offer the vaccination to workers who are at higher risk to exposure to blood and/or body secretions such as health care workers and first responders. The vaccine should be without cost to the employee. ...Read more
The way Hep-B has an inactive carrier state. Does Hep-C have inactive carrier state where the virus is present but not replicating / causing liver dmg?
Is it true that HPV vaccine will prevent new precancerous lesions even in people already infected with HPV? I read this in several articles.
Yes and no: HPV vaccine contains several different strains of the virus. It depends which strains you have been infected with already. You can be tested for the specific HPV strains subtypes and if - it could protect you against those. You most ALWAYS use protection and insist on it. It's your life you know! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the reasons that people blatantly ignore clear scientific data that autism and vaccines are unrelated?
No memory to review: The success of the vaccines over many years has led to a generation or more with no memory of epidemics of whooping cough, meningitis & polio.Grandma is likely part of the last generation to face the epidemics & deaths & she was too young to understand the fear her parents had daily. Today it's easy to jump on the bandwagon & cringe at the pain of a shot & look for any reason to avoid them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any opinions on recent news reports of people who are vaccinated for pertussis being more likely to contract it than those who are not vaccinated?
How small is the so called "small" risk of acquiring something bad from hepatitis b immune globulin (hbig) used as HBV pep (blood-derived product)?
Very very small: Modern treatment of Immune Globulin products has pretty much eliminated fear for hepatitis or hiv. However one is always concerned over prion which is a particle not degraded by alcohol or heat and can cause a severe neurologic condition. However I have not heard of a single case of this condition induced by immune globulin. Thus there is a risk which is as remote as being struck by lightning. ...Read more
The global: "metformin prevents cancer" may be an optimistic early view, and in opposition to the "glitazone" issue (avandia, actos) that might be associated with cancer. The early statement was for pancreas cancer. Metformin is a very useful anti-diabetic drug, helps with weight loss, but not a cancer panacea. ...Read more
Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?
You don't most likel: there can be a problem with the test if the antibody has not developed (takes up to a month) or if the viral proteins are so much that it sucks up all the antibody. Gnerally both the viral protein and antibody levels are measured at the same time. but seems negative. ...Read more
Sorta, kinda: Check out https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do;jsessionid=1b0534cc2dc042e7712832752e0c15f2?Method=drugs&monographid=2056 and http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/prometrium.Html. I use both to find info re medications. Both report some concern regarding use of Prometrium (micronized progesterone) in those with liver disease. However, many (most) drugs pass thru the liver to some extent. Best to discuss w/your family doc! ...Read more
Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean, anti-body level not consistent with protective immunity against hepatitis be infection. Hep bs ab was negative?
Study says that if u had the Gardasil vaccine, but were already exposed to HPV types 16+18,there is an increased risk of precancerous lesions? True???
Very few: Hiv, human t-cell leukemia virus type 1, active tuberculosis, - are absolute contraindications. Hepatitis (b, c) is not an absolute contraindication (only when you have a bleeding crackles on the breast). Temporary contraindications: active breast lesions, such as superficial boils, impetigo, and herpes simplex. Hpv is not a contraindication. ...Read more