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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Streptococcal Infectious Disease

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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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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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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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Unknown infectious diseases in body causing bronchitis if window was left open overnight? Was thinking it could only be strep bronchitis....

Unknown infectious diseases in body causing bronchitis if window was left open overnight? Was thinking it could only be strep bronchitis....

May be Viral Bronchi: It may be viral bronchitis unlikely to be caused by streptococci.You can consult your doctor and get checked for it. ...Read more

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Infectious disease my 3 year old cut his finger and also has strep a (been on zithro for 3/5 days. Any danger of him infecting cut w strep bacteria? 

Infectious disease my 3 year old cut his finger and also has strep a (been on zithro for 3/5 days. Any danger of him infecting cut w strep bacteria? 

Doubtful: There are some reported instances where strep a is resistant to zithromax but they are few. If he hadthe med in his system when he cut his finger, it would cover for most strep. There are other germs that might be resistant to it so the cut deserves normal wound care & monitoring. ...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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Which are commonest infectious disease world wide?

Which are commonest infectious disease world wide?

The common: Cold is pretty common. There are over a hundred different viruses that can cause a cold. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

What exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

There are many: Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

Which infectious: disease.? Check CDC site for information one various infectious diseases ...Read more

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Which groups have made huge strides in eradicating infectious disease?

Which groups have made huge strides in eradicating infectious disease?

The CDC, WHO.: The cdc, and the who are the centers for disease control and the world health organization respectively. These two organizations have done great work in eradicating diseases through vaccination and coordination of resources on a national and global effort. Diseases like small-pox are a thing of the past and others like polio and diptheria are easily handled. Those like cholera are kept at bay. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis an infectious disease?

Is sinusitis an infectious disease?

Sometimes: Not always. Sinusitis just means inflammation of the sinus cavities. The symptoms can be nasal congestion, pressure or headaches over the sinuses, tooth pain, nasal discharge (clear or purulent), postnasal drip, sore throat, fevers, fatigue or bad breath. It can be caused by anything that inflames the sinuses, like viruses, bacteria, allergies, smoke, fumes, etc., thus we treat the cause. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Infection: Yes. Cellulitis is an infection. Usually a bacterial infection. It is usually not contagious to others. ...Read more

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Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

No: Azotemia causes high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds. ...Read more

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How much of an infectious disease are molluscum?

How much of an infectious disease are molluscum?

A legitimate one: A disease is either infectious or it's not; there's no in between. Molluscum contagiosum counts, since it's caused by virus. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

InternalMedicineDocs: These are internal medicine trained doctors who have completed 3 years of internal medicine residency.And following that they do a fellowship in Infectious disease and most of them are Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and SubSpeciality Board in Infectious Disease ...Read more

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