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Is rabies more prevalent in third world countries?

Is rabies more prevalent in third world countries?

YES: These countries may have less access to the vaccine, and fewer pets are vaccinated against it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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Is there any problem with immunization of rabies if i don't use same brand for my third dose? Not able to achieve the same brand due to unavailability

Likely No Problem: The specific brand should not matter as long as the dose is adequate and the formulation is genuine. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do children contract HIV and what is being done in third world countries?

How do children contract HIV and what is being done in third world countries?

Childhood HIV: Most through childbirth or breast feeding from an infected mother. Sexual abuse is certainly involved in some. Blood transfusion may account for some. In third world countries there are intensive efforts to prevent and treat while educating the population. See who web site for hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Are lobotomies performed in third-world countries?

Are lobotomies performed in third-world countries?

NO: There so many meds available now that lobotomies are rarely done.Also a lot of third world countries do not have neurosurgery services available. ...Read more

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What is the current status of glaucoma today in third world?

What is the current status of glaucoma today in  third world?

Research: Looking for more cost-effective ways to screen for the asymptomatic disease and looking for better surgical treatments that don't have as many complications or require as much followup. ...Read more

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You believe telemedicine is going to resolve the problems in third world?

You believe telemedicine is going to resolve the problems in third world?

Partially: Telemedicine is likely to allow medical specialists to help people in remote locations. I am of the opinon that telemedicine is unlikely to deliver much routine or basic care. Other technologies can help with basic health care by allowing people access to medical information (such as healthtap) and connecting people with health concerns to the medical providers. ...Read more

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Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?

Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?

They don't either: Health care avaialabilty and cost to individuals vary the world around. Many developing countries provide subsidized health care for their citizens. Many also depend upon the generosity of other govermnments or ngo's for funding. The quality and availabltiy of healthcare varies tremedously country to country. Citizens in the usa who want subsidized health care need to work with their governement. ...Read more

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Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in third world countries?

Yes. They can be.: Rotavirus causes around 500, 000 deaths annually in kids under the age of 5, almost all of which occur in 3rd world countries. It is spread by fecal oral route and causes copious diarrhea and vomiting which then causes severe dehydration and even death secondary to this dehydration. Clean water an sanitary conditions would prevent most deaths. ...Read more

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