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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Non Infectious Diseases

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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 high is the percentage of people have access to medicine that prevents infectious diseases?

How high is the percentage of people have access to medicine that prevents infectious diseases?

All who have insuran: In us all who have medica insurance or access to a free clinic and others too if they can afford that's what affordable care act is for also called obamacare. Read more

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Why do some infectious diseases not have vaccines to prevent/cure them?

Why do some infectious diseases not have vaccines to prevent/cure them?

Time, money, difficult: There are ongoing efforts to develop more vaccines but the process takes time, researchers with training & interest & lots of money. Once a potential vaccine has been developed, it takes years of testing to get to the point that testing on humans is permitted. Then it takes time to collect effectiveness & safety data to get it approved by the fda. The process is long but one that assures safety. Read more

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Can you please tell me how infectious and non infectious diseases differ?

Can you please tell me how infectious and non infectious diseases differ?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. Read more

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What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

What is the main difference between infectious and non-infectious diseases?

Microorganisms: Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Everything else is non-infectious (except for the "non-infectious" diseases that will turn out to be infectious once we figure out what really causes them). Read more

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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. Read more

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What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

Goto a travel clinic: Travel overseas, particularly to a throbbing metropolis in the heart of India requires adequate preparation. There are a multitude of infectious diseases I would be concerned about there. A doctor should help match up your past medical history and medical condition with what you may encounter depending on your plans in that area. See: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india Read more

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How do doctors contain infectious diseases?

Good hygiene: Doctors contain and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through good hygiene, always washing hands before and after patient encounters, using alcohol swabs for stethoscopes and medical equipment. At a public health community level there are public sanitation systems and monitoring in place to track diseases and control their spread. Check out cdc website for more info. Read more

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How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

ID fellowship: Here's how you do it in the us: go to medical school. Then do a residency in internal medicine. After that, do a fellowship in infectious diseases. Read more

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How long is medic school, for infectious diseases? :)

13-14 years: 4 years college 4 years medical school 3 years internal medicine residency. 2-3 years infectious disease fellowship. Read more

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What infectious diseases have to be reported to the health department?

What infectious diseases have to be reported to the health department?

It varies.: This varies from state to state. Diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea are prime examples that have to be reported, as are outbreaks of bacterial meningitis, e. Coli, and salmonella, especially if they are in clusters. These are mandatory to report to state health departments, but not required to report to the cdc (ctr. Disease control). Contact your state health dept. Or look at the cdc site. Read more

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How long can infectious diseases live outside the body if in a needle?

Likely not long.: In order to get infected this way, the disease would likely have been in some fluid that would be injected in the body quite rapidly, and at that time contaminate the needle. The needle would not be used again but discarded. Most needles are disposable now so they should be sterile before use. If in a needle, the disease would only live likely <1-20 min. As germs don't live long on metals, etc. Read more

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I got bit by a female mosquito in Canada. Could I get malaria or any other infectious diseases?

I got bit by a female mosquito in Canada. Could I get malaria or any other infectious diseases?

Not likely: There are no arthropod borne diseases that are endemic in Canada and you are safe. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more

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