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Is there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Is there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Yes: There are 3 major types of bacterial meningitis after the age of 2 months -- hib, pneumococcal, and meningococcal. There are effective vaccines for the major strains of all of them. E. Coli and group b strep are responsible for most cases of meningitis under 2 months of age; there are no vaccines for them, yet, and treatment of certain maternal infections is key to lessen the risk of such illnes. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Isnt there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Isnt there a vaccine for bacterial meningitis?

Yes: A vaccine is available for meningitis caused by neisseria meningitides. Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is routinely recommended for all 11- through 18-year-olds. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for meningitis?

Is there a vaccine for meningitis?

Several available : Meningitis is a nonspecific term uses when the coverings of the brain are inflamed. There are a variety of bacteria, viruses & other agents that can trigger the process. We have vaccines for hemophillis influenza type b, meningococcus and pneumococcus. These are given at specific ages when kids or young adults are most vulnerable. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis?

Is there a vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis?

Yes: There are several vaccines to prevent bacterial meningitis, including pneumoccal bacteria vaccine, meningcoccal vaccine, and h influenza are examples of vaccines that have been shown to reduce the likelyhood of acquiring mbacterial meningitis. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

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Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

No: No, there is no vaccine for impetigo. Impetigo is a bacterial infection due to staph, and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for sepsis?

Is there a vaccine for sepsis?

No: Sepsis is a syndrome, not a disease. Many different things (e.g. Bacteria, fungi, viruses) can cause sepsis and sepsis can start from an infection anywhere on/in the body. There are vaccines for some infections though but it all depends on what is causing the sepsis. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for viral gastroenteritis?

Is there a vaccine for viral gastroenteritis?

Sorry, no: Unfortunately, they evolve too rapidly and there are too many potential sources. ...Read more

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Is there a pneumonia vaccine?

Is there a pneumonia vaccine?

Yes and No: There are many different types of pneumonia including many different bacteria, viruses and even fungus and chemicals, etc... There is no vaccine to cover all forms of pneumonia. However, there are vaccines for specific types of pneumonia. Kids get Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) for pneumococcal type, pedvax/acthib for haemophilus type and even flu shots which prevents influenze type pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccination for anthrax?

Is there a vaccination for anthrax?

Yes: However it is neither recommended nor readily available for the general public. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccination against bacterial pneumonia?

Is there a vaccination against bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: The pneumococcal vaccines protect against bacterial pneumonia caused by the strep. Pneumoniae bacteria. The vaccine does not prevent pneumonias caused by other bacteria, viruses, or other germs. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for hepatitis b?

Is there a vaccine for hepatitis b?

Yes: Hepatitis b is caused by a virus. Like many viruses, measles, mumps, rubella for instance, an effective vaccine is available. The vaccine for hepatitis b requires 3 injections, spread out over several months to result in immunity to hep b. If the initial series of injections are not effective, then booster shots are often given. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for meningitis?

Is there a cure for meningitis?

There is treatment: Inflammation of the lining of the brain is considered as meningitis. This inflammation can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, chemicals, etc. Once the condition is diagnosed and the agent identified, an appropriate treatment can get rid of the condition. Followup studies can then show that the condition was "cured". Some can recur or become chronic. ...Read more

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Is thee a vaccine for encephalitis?

Is thee a vaccine for encephalitis?

Yes, but not routine: There is not a vaccine for herpes virus or enterovirus, which are the more common causes of encephalitis. People living in or traveling to certain areas can ask their doctors about japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis vaccines, but those are not routine vaccinations in the U.S. ...Read more

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Why is getting a bacterial meningitis vaccination the only mandatory vaccine for a collage student? Shouldn't there be other vaccines too?

Yes: there are other vaccines they must have had just to get through k-12 grades. Recommended vaccines for college would be Hep A/Boostrix/HPV vaccines in addition to others normally received ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for elephantiasis?

Is there a vaccine for elephantiasis?

No: There is not yet a vaccine to protect against elephantiasis, which is a disorder transmitted by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes bite infected people and acquire the parasite from infected people. Then, the infected mosquitoes bite other people and transmit the parasite to the new victims. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccination for chickenpox?

Yes: First developed in japan in the 1970s this vaccine was approved by the fda for use in the us in 1995. It is commonly given as 2 doses at 1 and 4-5 yrs of age. Adults can receive 2 doses at least 30 days apart to gain long term protection. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for yellow fever?

Is there a vaccine for yellow fever?

Yellow fever vaccine: There is a yellow fever vaccine which is recommended for people aged > 9 months who are travelling to or are living in area at risk of acquiring yellow fever infection. ...Read more

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Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

Is there a measles-only vaccine for children?

No: This has not been available in the us since the 80's. The MMR was the product of 8 years of additional research after the single vaccine was licensed and reduced the number of vaccines per kid, it is safe and effective.The fraudulent research published by wakefield in 1998 suggesting otherwise was refuted by later research and retracted buy the publisher.Wakefield lost his license over the fraud. ...Read more

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Is a vaccine needed for japanese encaphilitis virus?

Is a vaccine needed for japanese encaphilitis virus?

Are you traveling?: Japanese encephalitis is endemic in se asia but not in north america. A vaccine is available and may be appropriate depending on your travel plans. See a travel clinic and take their advice as to prevention for this and other exotic infections. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Bacterial Meningitis (Definition)

Bacterial meningitis can be a life-threatening illness that results from bacterial infection of the meninges (membrane covering the brain) and leaves some ...Read more