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The risk of contracting hepatitis a in taiwan vs hong kong?

The risk of contracting hepatitis a in taiwan vs hong kong?

Probably the same..: These are classified as developing counttries, and they are likely at the same level of development, so the risk is probably the same, and more than in places like the United States. They are also more readily exposed to less developed, more endemic areas, like china. ...Read more

Incidence (Definition)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # ...Read more


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Have vaccines reduced the number of deaths attributed to viruses?

Have vaccines reduced the number of deaths attributed to viruses?

Yes without doubt: Yes of course there is no doubt that childhood and adult immunization with vaccines for polio,small pox,MMR.VARICELLA,HEP B,HEP A AND INFLUENZA has reduced the incidence of these deadly diseases and their complications and death ...Read more

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Which characteristics of west nile virus comparison to those of malaria?

Which characteristics of west nile virus comparison to those of malaria?

2 TYPES OF INFECTION: Although both are transmitted by mosquitoes and symptoms include fevers and headaches, they are different. Wnv = virus, malaria = parasite. Wnv is endemic to africa, asia and middle east. Malaria in the tropics around the equator. Wnv can also lead to meningitis and encephalitis while malaria invades the liver and affects the blood. Finally, no specific treatment for wnv, oral meds for malaria. ...Read more

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Are there reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa?

Are there reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa?

Internet junk: I've seen the conspiracy sites. It's not happening in the us, but there have been outbreaks in peru and madagascar, in remote rural areas where people are exposed to the bacterium which has its reservoir in wild animals. ...Read more

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Which type of people are most at risk of contracting poliomyelitis?

Which type of people are most at risk of contracting poliomyelitis?

Unvaccinated.: It is extremely rare in the western hemisphere (except for an outbreak in haiti), so travel to countries that still have polio epidemics is a major risk factor. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with getting a third dose of MMR vaccination?

What risks are associated with getting a third dose of MMR vaccination?

Rare if any: The MMR&MMRII vaccine presently in use in the US has now been followed for >25 years & 200 million doses.Severe reactions are quite rare. Those allergic to the antibiotic neomycin should avoid the vaccine. Those with transient drop in platelet count after previous doses will likely repeat. In most patients, the minor discomfort of the vaccine will have no adverse outcome. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of twin births?

What is the incidence of twin births?

See below: Monozygotic twin births occur all over the world at a constant rate of 3.5 per 1000 births. Dizygotic twin births range from 6.7/1000 births in japan, to a high of 40/1000 births in nigeria. The two most important factors that influence dizygotic twinning are maternal age at conception, and the use of assisted reproductive technology. Due to the increasing tendency of women to delay pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is incidence of HPV in men?

What is incidence of HPV in men?

Will see warts : On the penis. Often times they can be very small so will ahve to be seen with magnification. I recommend the male go to a urologist for diagnosis or to rule it out. ...Read more

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What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

There are none: German measles (rubella) is often never even noticed and at worst produces an uncomfortable arthritis and mild viral-type illness. However, the great concern is permanent damage to the unborn child before 20 weeks. Before the vaccine, the effects were familiar to everyone -- these blind, deaf, brain-damaged &/or deformed children were common sights. Be grateful for immunization. ...Read more

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What type of polio vaccine is given in the usa for prevention of poliomyelitis?

What type of polio vaccine is given in the usa for prevention of poliomyelitis?

Injected/killed: The live weakened oral polio vaccine was the USA standard from the late early 60's until the early 90's. There was a low, but real risk of polio (1/1-2 million doses) with the oral vaccine that was not present with the enhanced injected vaccine. By the late 90's, the oral polio vaccine was not available to most physicians and the injected became the standard. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of perinatal transfer of hepatitis b virus in the vaccine era?

What is the percentage of perinatal transfer of hepatitis b virus in the vaccine era?

Where?: With use of the vaccine there is marked reduction in the incidence of chronic hep b carriage which is generally how perinatal transfer occurs. In taiwan, for example, the rate has fallen dramatically. In third world countries it remains inordinately high since access to the vaccine or acceptability by the population is reduced. Check the who web site for exact percentages by country. ...Read more

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What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

One in 6,000: Edwards syndrome occurs in around one in 6, 000 live births and around 80 percent of those affected are female. The majority of fetuses with the syndrome die before birth. The incidence increases as the mother's age increases. The syndrome has a very low rate of survival, resulting from heart abnormalities, kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders. ...Read more

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What percentage of the population in Africa has hiv/aids?

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What percentage of the population in Africa has hiv/aids?

Prevalence: The reported prevalence of HIV in africa ranges from 2 to 27 percent, but you can imagine that it is not likely that all new cases are detected. ...Read more

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What's the most prevalent form of cancer among north americans?

What's the most prevalent form of cancer among north americans?

Many are prevalent.: There are many forms of cancer prevalent in north america. Prostate is most common in men followed by lung and colon, while breast seems to be number one in women closely followed by lung and colon. Because lung and colon are seen commonly in men and women, lung is the most common/prevalent, followed by colorectal cancer. With the fall of smoking, lung is on the decrease in the United States. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of herpes zoster worldwide and in india?

What is the prevalence of herpes zoster worldwide and in india?

VHZ India?: ± 1 million cases/year in usa and 1, 5 million cases in the european union. Couldn't find recent data for india. Try who http://www.Who.Int/en/ you can find a lot of information there. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

>1 in 1200 household: A US nationwide survey of a sample of household, done by phone, estimated that 1 in 1200 household have a member with a primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of HIV infection, the most common secondary immunodeficiency in the US is approx 4.5 per 1000 people. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a worldwide epidemic?

What are the chances of a worldwide epidemic?

Very high: We are moving further and further away from our natural biology. The stresses imposed by our lifestyle, together with our appalling diet, collectively are damaging our ability to adapt. Mother Nature does not forgive. ...Read more

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What are measles? Why was it a threat to children in the 1950's?

What are measles? Why was it a threat to children in the 1950's?

The measles virus: This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims. It has been credited with decimating the native american population in the US after arriving with the Spanish. After the measles vaccine was developed, the frequency declined. It is still deadly and still occurring in the US, more now that some refuse vaccines. ...Read more

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Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Yes: Yes but in the 1890's more people died from the measles than in the 1990's due to improved medical care. Measles is not a good virus to catch so get vaccinated. ...Read more

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What are the measles?

What are the measles?

Measles: Measles is one of the most contagious infectious diseases in humans. Initial symptoms include fever, cough, runny, and conjunctivitis. After 2-4 days, a characteristic erythematous maculopapular rash develops. Symptoms resolve in most cases. Fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Fortunately, the measles vaccine can prevent both. ...Read more

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How is measles treated?

How is measles treated?

Treat symptoms: Measles is caused by a virus. There is no specific medication for measles. Most children with measles are miserable. Fever & pain control with Acetaminophen are typical. Dehydration is a common complication which needs to be treated. Measles is highly contagious you will want to keep your sick child away from others. Prevention with vaccine is recommended. ...Read more

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What to do for measles?

What to do for measles?

Tender loving care: There is no cure for measles [virus is too smart for us]. Do things to make yourself feel better while you wait for your body to kick out the virus. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or muscle aches. No aspirin! call your doc [especially for babies]. Watch out for: ear pain, croup, diarrhea, severe cough/shortness of breath [pneumonia], lethargy/confusion [big deal brain infection]. ...Read more

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Who can get the measles?

Who can get the measles?

Not vaccinated: You can get measles if you haven't been vaccinated against measles. The MMR [measles, mumps, rubella] vaccine gives you 95-98% protection after the 2nd dose, which is pretty darn good. Usually you don't get measles if you've already had it once. ...Read more

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How do you cure measles?

Comfort care: Measles is a viral illness common in unvaccinated populations. The illness runs thru its stages and recovery is generally complete. A portion will have complications;ear & lung infection that require rx, a few may develop life threatening encephalitis (more in <5yo).The world health organization recomends vitamin a supplements to help reduce mortality. ...Read more

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Can you die from measles?

Unfortunately: As many as 1 out of 2000 infected people may die from measles infections which can cause serious pneumonia or encephalitis ( a brain infection). This can be minimized by proper immunizations. Get the shot. ...Read more

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Who needs a Measles Shot?

MMR indications: The measles vaccine, commonly combined with immunization against Mumps and Rubella, is recommended to be administered at 1 year and 4 years of age. People who have been inadequately vaccinated according to this schedule and who have been exposed to the measles should be vaccinated within 72 hours to help prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Can you get measles again?

Confusing question: Wild measles is thought to provide lifetime immunity. The vaccine has been available in some form since 1963, but the early dosing schedule did not confer immunity to all. By the 1990's a second dose brought most into full immunity.If you had wild measles you are likely immune. Many viruses produce similar rashes and some labeled measles were likely something else. ...Read more

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How do you contract measles?

Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it. ...Read more

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What does measles look like?

By the time the...: ...Rash comes out, the child with measles will have had several days of high fever, headaches, sore throat, severe cough, eye pain and redness, possibly seizures, shortness of breath, or coma. The rash usually just confirms the diagnosis already made from other findings. ...Read more

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In what ways is measles spread?

In what ways is measles spread?

Respiratory route: Measles is thought to spread via the respiratory route -- so inhalation of respiratory droplets from an infected person can lead to infection. It is an extremely contagious disease, as an infected person may spread the virus up to 7 days prior to the onset of symptoms and 3-4 days following the onset of symptoms. You can prevent yourself from infection with the MMR (mumps measles rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does measles itch last?

How long does measles itch last?

5 to 7 days: Measles rash does not itch,but when the the rash is clearing it causes peeling of the skin like you see after sunburn and that may cause itching and it may take few days,Which varies in person to person but it does not take more than 5 to7 days ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of measles?

Fever, rash, cough: Measles is a severe illness. Affected people act quite ill, with high fevers, a rash, and often a very severe cough. The eyes may also be bright red. ...Read more

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What typically causes the measles?

What typically causes the measles?

Measles virus: This has nothing to do with bacteria. It is a measles virus, a member of the paramyxoviridae family.Humans are the only known carrier/host. It can be contained by vaccinating all susceptible humans. It has many possible serious complications which include death in 1/1000 cases. ...Read more

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Can you get measles more than once?

Can you get measles more than once?

Measles: Diseases such as chicken pox and measles are rarely caught more than once. As immune res-ponce from infections by virus infection in life long. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more