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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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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 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 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 hepatitis a in the united states?

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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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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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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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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What is the most common parasitic infection in the united states?

What is the most common parasitic infection in the united states?

Depends upon locatio: Round worms and hook worms are fairly common in the south check your communicable disease web site. ...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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Why is goiter not as rare in the united states?

Why is goiter not as rare in the united states?

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

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Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

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

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How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA??

How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA??

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 more

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Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Why is circumcision allowed in the united states?

Here are some ...: It's because the social atmosphere in the U. S. has a sufficient weight from its interacting professional, political, and financial strength, leading to its popularity, availability, and affordability. ...Read more

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Is the united states the only place where circumcision of males is widely practiced?

Is the united states the only place where circumcision of males is widely practiced?

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 more

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Is tetanus common in the us?

Is tetanus common in the us?

No: The pattern of immunization has reduced the frequency of tetanus in the US to 40 or less cases per year. These cluster with the unimmunized or incompletely immunized populations. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the southern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the southern united states?

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 more

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