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How do you get exposed to meningitis?

How do you get exposed to meningitis?

Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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How do you get bacterial meningitis?

How do you  get bacterial meningitis?

Contagion: Some are from contact with an infected patient such as meningococcal, but some develop secondary to an infection elsewhere in the body, such as lung affected cns. ...Read more

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How do you get bacterial meningitis?

How do you get bacterial meningitis?

Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain). Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be exposed to cold to get frostbite?

How long do you have to be exposed to cold to get frostbite?

Difficult question: It depends on whether it is wet or dry cold, what the outside temperature is and what part of the body is exposed. Mostly frostbite occurs on the hands or feet. The colder the outside temperature the more rapid the onset. Also relates to the type of protective clothing. It can be just a few minutes or longer of exposure. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella?

How do you get salmonella?

Contamination: Food or water contaminated by material with mostly animal excrement. ...Read more

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If someone sneezes on you what can you do to get rid of the germs so you will not get sick.?

Stay clean: If they sneezed in your face, not much you can do other than say "God Bless YOU, and I appreciate you covering your mouth!" If the sneezed around you, simply avoid the spittle, practice good hygiene by washing your hands often. Having antibacterial wipes can help too. Good luck. ...Read more

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How frequently do you have to get the shingles vaccine?

How frequently do you have to get the shingles vaccine?

Shingles vaccine: Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that immunity may wane with time, changes in this recommendation could occur as time goes by and we research what happens 10-20 years down the line......more to come! ...Read more

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How do you get spinal meningitis?

How do you get spinal meningitis?

Susceptable/exposed: A variety of germs that cause meningitis can be carried by healthy folks in their nose& throat & these folks never get ill. They can pass it on to their environment thru secretions or droplets of a sneeze. A susceptable person then acquires the germ and it invades their system, often thru the sensitive linings of the nasal passages.We're not sure why some get sick & some don't. ...Read more

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How do you get mrsa?

How do you get mrsa?

Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more

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How frequently do I need to get a meningitis shot?

How frequently do I need to get a meningitis shot?

What type?: The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is recommended for children 11 years old and up, with a booster at age 16 or older. If the first one is given at 16 or later, no booster is recommended. Younger children, or older adults, who have an immune system problem may have it recommended for them. You should ask your/your children's doctor about your specific circumstance. ...Read more

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How do you get cholera?

How do you get cholera?

Cholera: Cholera is spread when feces infected by Vibrio cholerae contaminates water or food. Inadequately cooked seafood can be a cause. It is most often seen in areas with poor sanitation & deficient water treatments. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many shots do you get when you get a tooth pulled?

Can you let me know how many shots do you get when you get a tooth pulled?

Varies by person: Some patients respond very well to anesthetic, others need more. Some teeth (i.e. Long roots) might require a wider area to be numb, while others might be "flappin' in the breeze, " and come out with gauze - so it really depends on your case. On average though, maybe 2-3 injections would be my estimate. ...Read more

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To get disability payments how sick do you need to be?

To get disability payments how sick do you need to be?

Must Meet Standards: May consider “disabled” if you have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (including emotional or learning problem) which results; inability to do any substantial gainful activity; can be expected to result in death; or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of phlegm if you can't get it out?

How do you get rid of phlegm if you can't get it out?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat. ...Read more

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How to tell if i need to be vaccinated again?

How to tell if i need to be vaccinated again?

Which vaccination: are you referring to and what is the situation? ...Read more

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Need to know how to get a tetanus shot?

Need to know how to get a tetanus shot?

Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department. ...Read more

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How do you get listeriosis?

How do you get listeriosis?

Exposure: Exposure to the listeria bacterium in a large enough dose. Risk factors include drinking unpasteurized milk and eating unpasteurized cheese (usually a soft cheese). A weak immune system helps to contract the disease (pregnancy, hiv/aids, leukemia, etc). ...Read more

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