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If I get smallpox what is the chance of survival?

If I get smallpox what is the chance of survival?

Smallpox infection: Historically the survival rate of smallpox varied, but in most communities there was a fatality rate (chance of death) of about 30-35%. The last natural case in the world was in 1975 or 1977 depending on which form you are talking about, and the last case of an infected individual was in 1978 in a laboratory, so you are unlikely to have to worry about getting infected by this. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Smallpox (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by viruses Variola Major and Variola Minor that was a significant cause of death before ...Read more


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If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

Depends: The case fatality rate back 30+ years ago when smallpox was last seen was around 30%. Some individuals had more dramatic presentations with higher fatality rates & children & people >30 were more likely to die. Given that a return of smallpox is unlikely, i would not spend a lot of time worrying about it. ...Read more

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I have the plague, what is my chances of survival without treatment?

I have the plague, what is my chances of survival without treatment?

50/50 if systemic: Without treatment you're at the mercy of your immune system. If very strong against agents like the plague you may survive. But its 50/50 if the disease is systemic (as opposed to dermal alone). Dermal plague has much better survival numbers. Get eval and treatment from your PCP or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is the days I have the greatest chance of getting pregnant?

What is the days I have the greatest chance of getting pregnant?

2-3 days before: And after you ovulate if u do ovulate which if you are 45 u may or may not be, and if u do ovulate , u ovulate 14 days before the last day of your cycle, so if your periods are 28 days apart u ovulate on day 14 and u start counting day 1 as the 1st day of your period. ...Read more

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My dad is currently getting treated for large bcell nhl with r-chop21.What is the prognosis of the prescription & what is the chance of it ever occuring again?

My dad is currently getting treated for large bcell nhl with r-chop21.What is the prognosis of the prescription & what is the chance of it ever occuring again?

It depends: There is a prognostic model called the revised international prognostic index that addresses this question. Information required-age, ldh level (a blood test value), stage, sites of lymphoma, and performance status. This may help. http://www.qxmd.com/calculate-online/hematology/prognosis-large-b-cell-lymphoma-r-ipi. ...Read more

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What are the odds of us getting bronchitis if someone in the family is having it?

What are the odds of us getting bronchitis if someone in the family is having it?

Possibly high...: If a family member develops acute bronchitis, other people living in the home are at risk of acquiring the infection. The best interventions to prevent the spread of infection include frequent hand washing as well as not sharing the same utensils, drinking glass, toothbrush, etc. The person with bronchitis needs to be treated to decrease the risk of spreading infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Confusing question: Eczema is not caused by the smallpox vaccine but can worsen due to many stressful processes. Smallpox vaccine has also not been given to the general population in the us since about 1980, after the world health organization declared it extinct. When it was available, it was never given to patients known to have eczema because of a major life threatening complication from the vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the chance of me getting hiv-2?

What is the chance of me getting hiv-2?

Depends on behavior: If you are in west africa and do not take protective measures and precautions pretty good chance to get infected. ...Read more

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I have the plague, what is my chances of survival with treatment?

I have the plague, what is my chances of survival with treatment?

85% or better, in US: With treatment, chances of survival with the plague is 85% or better, in the United States. The majority of cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, treatment must be started within 24 hours, in order to have a chance at survival. ...Read more

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What is the chances of a baby getting cancer if the mother has?

What is the chances of a baby getting cancer if the mother has?

Not contagious: Cancer is not a contagious condition so cancer will not be passed from mother to baby. However, some cancers can have a genetic pre-disposition so an offspring can inherit certain types of cancer that could occur in adulthood. ...Read more

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What is the % chance of survival from measles if you're unvaccinated?

What is the % chance of survival from measles if you're unvaccinated?

100%: Measles used to be a common childhood illness and most children got it and did fine like all illnesses there are some who get a more severe case and have complications which can be life threatening. If you are in poor health or immunocompromised then you are at risk for problems. Healthy people often do fine. Cod liver oil can be very helpful as can some chinese herbs that support the immune syst. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting pregnant if you have had cryotherapy of the cervix 3 times?

What is the probability of getting pregnant if you have had cryotherapy of the cervix 3 times?

Still pretty good: The chance of cryotherapy decreasing your chance of getting pregnant is very low. It's still very likely your chance of pregnancy is good. If you're concerned, talk with an infertility specialist about intrauterine insemination: that bypasses the cervix, and any possible negative impact of the cryotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the chances of getting pregnant without a condom?

What is the chances of getting pregnant without a condom?

Very good: IF you are trying to get pregnant then having sex without condoms especially around the time of ovulation is the way to maximize your chances. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of me getting bipolar if most of my family have it?

What is the likelihood of me getting bipolar if most of my family have it?

Increased, how much?: Almost every study i've read says, "increased" risk - few put a number out. Here's one that does - i can't vouch for their accuracy, but they say heretability is 60-85%. Risk is only 1-1.5% in the general population, identical twins~65%, fraternal twins ~20%. But, keep your eye on the target - it's a growing field of inquiry and the condition itself is still being defined as we type. Imhro.Org. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the actual chances of that child getting aids if just the father has it?

Doctors, what are the actual chances of that child getting aids if just the father has it?

Depends: Unless the mother became infected prior to or during pregnancy, the risk for baby is small.Even then, with proper monitoring and treatment during pregnancy, most infants can be born disease free. After birth, avoiding blood borne contamination can prevent transfer. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting colon cancer and how did doctors get that probability?

What are the chances of getting colon cancer and how did doctors get that probability?

46 cases/yr in 100K: The risk of developing cancer of the colon and rectum is low (46 cases out of 100k population per year, in the us.) this comes from large population data studies, called "seer cancer statistics review" http://seer.Cancer.Gov/statfacts/html/colorect.Html. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of polio if treated?

What is the survival rate of polio if treated?

97%: Polio has a mortality rate of 3% with a survival rate of 97%. Prevention with a vaccine is the best treatment option. ...Read more

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What is the percentage rate/ chance of getting pregnant due to precum?

What is the percentage rate/ chance of getting pregnant due to precum?

Small chance, but...: Nobody knows the true percentage because it would be a strange research study to do (researchers would have to find a huge number of couples, do all sorts of odd measurements, and collect data from all of their sexual encounters, etc...). ...Read more