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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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What is the normal course for japanese encephalitis vaccine?

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What is the normal course for  japanese encephalitis vaccine?

See the details: Travelers to endemic countries staying over 1 month in rural areas are candidates to receive vaccine. The vaccine is given in a 3-dose series; the first two doses are given 1 week apart and the third dose 30 days later. Booster doses are given every 2 years. ...Read more

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What is japanese encephalitis?

What is japanese encephalitis?

Japanese ence: http://www.cdc.gov/japaneseencephalitis/

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Can humans catch west nile encephalitis?

Can humans catch west nile encephalitis?

Mosquito bites: West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes. Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins look like they might be responsible for spread all over the country. Mosquitoes have to feed on the infected robin and then pass the virus on to human beings through a bite. ...Read more

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When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

When should someone get the japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more

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Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Yes: West nile virus is caused by an infection transmitted via a mosquito bite. Many people may be exposed to the virus but never develop symptoms. When symptoms do develop, it is typically fever and headache although more severe symptoms may occur. The cdc has info on west nile activity nationwide: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.Htm. ...Read more

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Who gets powassan encephalitis?

Tick borne virus: It is encephalitis caused usually by a virus which is transmitted by a tick. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Powassan says that there is a particular cause for this inflammation of the brain. ...Read more

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Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Is japanese encephalitis vaccine safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

Probably yes: It is an inactivated virus, so theoretical it is safe if all ingredients are. It has no category so safety is unknown. If you can wait, wait. ...Read more

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Who needs encephalitis vaccine?

Who needs encephalitis vaccine?

Nobody: The best defense is a good organic diet and no"junk", especially the sodas and sweets. ...Read more

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Vaccination against cholera uses which type of vaccine?

Vaccination against cholera uses which type of vaccine?

Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” It induces an anticholera immune response. REF: https://www.paxvaxconnect.com/vaxchora?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand It's an oral vaccine approved in 2016 ...Read more

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Can individuals purchase the vaccination for japanese encephalitis ?

Can individuals purchase the vaccination for japanese encephalitis ?

Depends: There are two jev vaccines licensed in the us & available through physicians offices or clinics. One, the je-mb vaccine is no longer in production (2006) & may be in short supply. The other, available for adults >18yo, is the je-vc called Ixiaro & distributed by novartis. A few vaccines are produced in asia but not available in the us. See www.Cdc.Gov/travel for details. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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How is the meningococcal vaccine different from the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

How is the meningococcal vaccine different from the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

The same: A vaccine is a set of proteins that trigger your body to produce antibodies against a certain agent. In this case it is the agent that causes Meningococcal infections. The most serious Meningococcal infection is the one that involves the meninges of the brain. This becomes Meningococcal meningitis. Good antibodies that build up from the vaccine can protect against the meningitis. ...Read more

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Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?

Conjugate in theory: Conjugating the Meningococcal capsule polysaccharide to a protein backbone makes it useful in children less than 2years and facilitates immunologic memory but there are no head to head efficacy trials. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


Dr. Ronald Achong
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Japanese Encephalitis (Definition)

A disease spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms usually take 5 to 15 days to develop and include fever, headache, vomiting, confusion, and difficulty moving. Japanese encephalitis vaccine is a routine vaccination in ...Read more