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How common is hepatitis C in united states?

Varies: Estimates are from 2.7 to 4.5 millions, but most patients are in the baby group born between 1946 and 1964. If you are in that group or older, you should get tested. ...Read more

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Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


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How common is hepatitis a in the united states?

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How common is hepatitis a in the united states?

Rare: Hepatitis A became a rare infection in the US especially among children since the institution of universal vaccination against it. ...Read more

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How common is gonorrhea in the united states?

How common is gonorrhea in the united states?

Very common: Gonorrhea is a very common std. It is very prevalent in the younger population and college aged people. It usually is associated with chlamydial infections. ...Read more

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How common is diphtheria in the united states?

How common is diphtheria in the united states?

Fortunately-not very: There have been only 3 cases in the us between 2000 and 2007. Here's more information for you: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/diphtheria. ...Read more

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How common is chlamydia in the united states?

How common is chlamydia in the united states?

Very common: Chlamydia is a very, very common std in the unites states. In fact, it is one of the most common std's in younger patients (ages 18 to 35). It is easily treated with oral medications. ...Read more

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How common is tetanus in the united states?

How common is tetanus in the united states?

Very rare: About 30-50 cases of tetanus are reported to the cdc annually in the us, and unlike in the past, only about 15-25% die. This low # is attributed to the high vaccination rate. As a starting point, for more information, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5203a1.Htm. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C prevalent in the us?

Is hepatitis C prevalent in the us?

3to 5 million in US: 200 million people are affected world wide that is 3.3 % of world population. In usa it is estimated 3 to 5 million people are infected. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

40,000: Is the number of salmonella cases reported to the cdc each year. It is estimated that 30 times that is the actual number of cases, since most of them are mild and go unreported. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

I live in the united states, is listeriosis common?

Not huge: But not small. Per cdc data, the incidence of listeriosis in the us is 1600 cases annually. ...Read more

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How prevalent is back pain in the united states postal carriers?

How prevalent is back pain in the united states postal carriers?

It depend on the: Job.Letter carriers experience excess shoulder, and perhaps neck and back, disability due to their weight bearing on the job. Increase in weight carried is also related to excess shoulder disability among letter carriers. Postal clerks who neither walk nor carry a load those problem are less prevalant. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Yes: While not as prevalent as asia where the incidence is a high as 25 percent, there are probably over a million and half residents of the United States with hepatitis b. Most commonly it is seen in patients with asian ancestry and in alaska. ...Read more

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How prevelent is HIV in usa compared to other countries? How common is it in heterosexuals female to male?

How prevelent is HIV in usa compared to other countries? How common is it in heterosexuals female to male?

Common illness: We do not know the exact numbers because many people remain undiagnosed until end-stage aids occurs, but there are estimated to be 50, 000 new cases each year in the usa with a population of about 3.2 million. In some countries it is far more frequent (particularly in africa). Female to male transmission is less common than in the other direction. ...Read more

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Where in the world is hepatitis C the most prevalent?

Where in the world is hepatitis C the most prevalent?

Egypt: Unfortunately, due to a mass vaccination program in the 70s, where the same needle was used on multiple patients, many patients in egypt contracted hepatitis c. Of note, patients in the middle east are more likely to have genotype 4, whereas most patients in the U.S. Have genotype 1. ...Read more

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Is fibroscan available in the united states? If so, where?

Is fibroscan available in the united states? If so, where?

Yes, dont know where: This has been around for several years as a way of deciding whether a patient has cirrhosis == worth knowing in deciding whether to treat hepatitis c, how hard to manage hepatitis b, and perhaps other things. I'm sorry i don't know who offers it, but your gastroenterologist would know. ...Read more

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What is the most common psychiatric illness in the united states?

What is the most common psychiatric illness in the united states?

Major Depression: According to the national institute of mental health, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. For ages 15-44. "mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.". ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a prevalent in the us?

No: Hepatitis a is uncommon in the U.S. Therefore the CDC recommends vaccination prior to going to countries like mexico or ethiopia where hepaitis a is common. ...Read more

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I am traveling internationally. How common is salmonella in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is salmonella in other countries?

Depends upon country: Salmonella causes typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever . It is usually spread by contamination of food or water. The most common place for travelers to get it is southern asia. Travelers staying with families or friends are more likely to become ill with salmonella. Typhoid, but not paratyphoid can be prevented with vaccination. Careful food/water choices and hand washing are essential. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more


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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more