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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon locatio: Round worms and hook worms are fairly common in the south check your communicable disease web site. ...Read more
21: Minimum age to drink is 21 years old. ...Read more
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
Not true: Good old fashioned iodide deficient goiters are no longer seen in the US. However, when imaging studies are done for other reasons, we are beginning to ascertain incidentally generous sized thyroid glands (and nodules within the gland) more often. If the function of the gland is normal, and there are no antibodies against the gland in a person without any compressive symptoms, this can be ignored. ...Read more
Throughout the US: Scarlet fever is found throughout the US. It is caused by group A streptococcus, found on the noses and throat of people. It is most commonly found in children ages 5-15 years. The classic symptom of scarlet fever is a sandpaper like rash. More about scarlet fever: https://www.cdc.gov/features/scarletfever/ ...Read more
Teenage HIV in PA: Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in the U.S. [CDC]. So this data indicates 'it's not just HIV' you have to be aware of. For the State of PA, teens made up 5% of new infections in 2012 - and that was almost 1,500 cases. This doesn't count those who are living with the virus. (Stats from PA Dept of health). Be safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I recently had cause to check the actual numbers, as best they can be determined. According to what i found, about 1/3 of the men in the world are circumcised, and about 2/3 are not. Since only a tiny fraction of the world's people are found in the United States, and less than half of these are male, clearly circumcision happens elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
SE parasites: Cyclospora, Giardia, Filariasis, Heartworm, Cryptosporidiosis, free living ameoba, Pediculosis (scabies, lice) Toxoplasma gondii, Roundworm, E. vermicularis (pinworm), Hookworm, Triatomine Bug, Tick borne diseases, Mosquito borne diseases (encephalitis), to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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