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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Air Borne Diseases

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How can I prevent food borne illness?

How can I prevent food borne illness?

Avoid infected food: Undercooked meats and poultry are the most common sources. Fresh, uncooked vegetable which have not been cleaned properly can also lead to infections. Once cooked food has been allowed to reach room temperature it is no longer considered safe. ...Read more

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How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

Live well: The best thing to do to avoid disease is to live sensibly -- that means 'no bad habits' - like smoking, alcohol etc. Exercising at least 5x week. Eating well - avoiding all the fast-foods, 'junk' out there. Sleeping 8 hrs a night. Keeping stress levels to the minimum. AND checking in with your doc periodically for routine health care incl. vaccinations etc. Give your primary doc a call & take care ...Read more

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How can you prevent Lyme disease?

How can you prevent Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html. ...Read more

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How do you eliminate bacteria that cause food borne disease?

How do you eliminate bacteria that cause food borne disease?

Wash and cook: Make sure you thoroughly wash all produce and remove the peel in unable to wash or water supply is questionable. Cook all meats thoroughly and do not use unwashed utensils used too handle raw meat to eat with. Also, ensure you store/refrigerate all left overs and don't let things sit out in the warmth for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how have humans evolved to develop strategies (systems,etc.) that protect against infectious disease?

Can you tell me how have humans evolved to develop strategies (systems,etc.) that protect against infectious disease?

Highly sophisticated: Thankfully the way God made us -we have immune systems that operate on multiple levels. We can trace back these systems to the earliest life forms -fever, in itself, is one of the most primitive defenses. Just by 'turning up the heat' it makes it harder for germs to survive within us. Then there are systems in the blood (complement), specialized cells - B cells/T cells, specialized organs. Amazing ...Read more

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How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

Avoidance: The best way to avoid influenza is good hand hygiene and avoidance of exposure to infected individuals. The "flu" shot is very effective as well but not appropriate for infants <6 months old. Discuss with your provider. Avoid touching having people touch your baby around the eyes, nose and mouth. ...Read more

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How to prevent from h1n1 n other dz spread by droplet infection?

How to prevent from h1n1 n other dz spread by droplet infection?

Prevention: There is no good answer here excepteto cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. And wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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What respiratory diseases can you get from air pollution?

What respiratory diseases can you get from air pollution?

See below: Depending on genetic susceptibility, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, and systemic effects such as increased coagulability of blood and heart attacks. ...Read more

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How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

Well, there are: Are different types of influenza ; the viruses can mutate. The vaccination you receive may or may not be a match to the influenza virus that you are exposed to. ...Read more

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How to eliminate malaria or chagas' disease?

How to eliminate malaria or chagas' disease?

Huh?: They're different diseases, caused by different microorganisms, causing different symptoms and require different treatments. ...Read more

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How can sewage pathogens cause diseases?

How can sewage pathogens cause diseases?

Easily: A lot of bacteria for example that cause human disease are part of normal sewage, precisely because a lot of sewage comes from, well, humans. So for instance, contaminated water with the salmonella and e. Coli bacteria cause human disease when sprayed on vegetables. Luckily in the usa at least, we have mostly good sewage treatment and outbreaks are less common, but do occur. ...Read more

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How can you prevent cancers and diseases?

How can you prevent cancers and diseases?

Diet, vaccination, : Exercise, weight control. The question is too broad, but in a nutshell, eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, limit fat intake, keep weight below bmi 25 or even lower by restricting caloric intake, exercise about 5 hours/week, do not smoke, drink less than one drink/day, limit number of sex partners, get vaccinated, no substance abuse, have a network of friends and pray. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a healthy body prevent fungi infections from moving to internal tissues?

Can you tell me how a healthy body prevent fungi infections from moving to internal tissues?

The skin: is an effective barrier in most cases. Body openings/orifices have various physiological adaptations to prevent infection. The immune system, with its army of antibodies and white blood cells, is constantly on patrol to identify and eliminate microscopic invaders. ...Read more

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How can I reduce exposure to airborne allergens besides filters?

How can I reduce exposure to airborne allergens besides filters?

Several things!: Keeping windows closed, particularly at night, driving with closed windows, using central air systems in your home, these can all help. Showering at night will also help. ...Read more

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How to prevent from dengue fever?

How to prevent from dengue fever?

Avoid Mosquitos: If you are traveling to an area where dengue is endemic, be sure to wear appropriate clothing during the day (that's when this type of mosquito is active) and a repellant. I don't know where you live or if you're traveling, but it's a broad question. ...Read more

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What air borne particles can affect your vision?

What air borne particles can affect your vision?

Several: Aside from allergens such as pollen, dust and pet dander, chemicals such as smoke can cause dry eyes and blurred vision. Aerosolized cleaning products may be acidic or basic and if they get into the eyes, can cause irritation and blurred vision as well. ...Read more

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