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How often do you need small pox vaccination?

How often do you need small pox vaccination?

Never: Smallpox is a dead disease. It has been eradicated. Military personnel may be give smallpox vaccine because of the fear that some nation storing the virus may use it as a biologic weapon. Other than that, forget about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Can you get a tattoo on the opposite arm of a small pox vaccination site 3 weeks after injection?

Can you get a tattoo on the opposite arm of a small pox vaccination site 3 weeks after injection?

There is no SmallPox: There is no Small Pox anywhere in the world reported since October 26,1977.And there no need to give small pox vaccine.So you can have tattoo anywhere anytime But be careful to use new needle and ink so you don't get Hep C Infection ...Read more

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Do I need vaccination for measles, small pox and yellow fever to travel to india?

Do I need vaccination for measles, small pox and yellow fever to travel to india?

Maybe, no, and no: Measles still circulates in india so vaccination may be needed depending on your past vaccine history. Smallpox has been eradicated and there is no yellow fever in asia. ...Read more

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If i was vaccinated against rabbies, small pox and tetanus in 1985 do I have to get it all re done now in 2013? Are there any other vaccines ?

If i was vaccinated against rabbies, small pox and tetanus in 1985 do I have to get it all re done now in 2013?  Are there any other vaccines ?

Yes Tetanus&Rabies: You could not have had Smallpox Vaccine in 1985 as we do not vaccinate against Small Pox as it was completely wiped out from this world and there is no need to use this vaccine any more Rabies vaccine is only recommended if you are travelling in the Rabies infected area or high risk exposure to animals and is not advised as routine vaccine Tetanus&Diptheria&(whooping cough)you need a booster now ...Read more

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Are small red spots all over the body small pox?

No, not smallpox: Small pox has been eradicated, meaning it no longer exists in our daily lives. Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, viral infections, or allergies. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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Could herpes gladitorium and small pox have any common ground?

There is none: There is no common groung.Small Pox is caused by Vaccinia virus and Herpes Gladitorium is caused by Herpes Type 1 virus which commonly causes oral herpes or cold sores and is common in wrestlers. Small Pox has been wiped out and we do not see this disease any more and we do not vaccinate against it any more ...Read more

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Last month i had a small pox, eventhough its over it leaves marks on my body especially on my face, is there is any cream/ointment to remove it?

Last month i had a small pox, eventhough its over it leaves marks on my body especially on my face, is there is any cream/ointment to remove it?

Can not be Smallpox: Your question may be that you had Chicken Pox.Small Pox has been eradicated from this earth and there has not been a case of Small Pox reported since seventies for scars left from Chicken Pox you may try vitamin E cream and glutatuione.Or consult a Dermatologist for prescription cream or laser resufacing ...Read more

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Could you give me a brief hint on the introduction of vaccine (small pox to be specific)?

Could you give me a brief hint on the introduction of vaccine (small pox to be specific)?

Jenner and Cow pox: In the late 1700's jenner observed that milkmaids seldom got smallpox and noticed many had localized healed lesions of cowpox on their hands.In 1796 he inoculated a kid with material from a cowpox blister producing a mild illness.He later did the same with smallpox and the kid was not infected. See a full writ up at www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1200696. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a minor case of eczema on each foot, risk would i be taking if i got a small pox shot?

Not at all: First of all Small Pox Vaccine is not given and has not been given to anybody since 1971 in USA before you were born. But to answer your theoretical question there will be no risk at all.Small Pox Vaccine was one of the most succwssful vaccine of our time and the second most successful is polio vaccine Small pox has been wiped out ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Smallpox (Definition)

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by viruses variola major and variola minor. It was a significant cause of death. Only humans were infected by smallpox and it ...Read more