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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


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Can you tell me if there is any cure, vaccine, or medication for marburg virus?

Can you tell me if there is any cure, vaccine, or medication for marburg virus?

Marburg Virus: Currently there is not a cure or vaccine for Marburg virus. The treatment is much lack that for Ebola. The patient may be hospitalized, placed in isolation & provided intensive care measures such as: oxygen, medication to maintain blood pressure, blood transfusions (platelets or fresh blood), intravenous fluids & electrolytes & treatment of co-existing infections. In third world countries, ...Read more

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Is there a list of vaccines which contain thimerosal or other toxics?

Simple list: The only vaccine with traces of thimerosol currently in production & approved by the fda for use in the us is the multi-dose injectable influenza vaccine. It has been out of infant vaccines in the us for a decade. On a side note, no decline in the rate of autism or other supposed thimerosol effects has been seen in spite of this change. ...Read more

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What would happen if a big city had a deadly virus outbreak?

Depends: Based on the way you phrased your question, it's obvious that many people would die. How many would depend on the public health infrastructure of the city, state, and country. I recommend the movie "contagion" for a medically realistic portrayal of such a situation. If you care about this sort of thing, make sure you vote for people who believe in funding the cdc and the public health system. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why some vaccines only work if you have not yet contracted the virus/disease?

Can you please explain why some vaccines only work if you have not yet contracted the virus/disease?

Antibodies: The theory behind vaccines is to prevent someone from getting the disease that is being vaccinated against. The way the immune system works for many diseases is that once you have had a disease, your own immune system will prevent you from getting the disease again. Thus you don't need the vaccine any longer. A vaccine allows you to create the necessary antibodies to help you ward off the disease. ...Read more

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Any side effect for getting a flu shot and a pneumonia vaccine every year?

Any side effect for getting a flu shot and a pneumonia vaccine every year?

Immunizations: Annual flu shot good idea: may feel achy few days while body builds defenses against flu viruses. Pneumonia vaccine generally not given every year unless immune system is compromised. Originally was given one time; now may be given more than once in elderly who don't mount as strong an immune response. Both can cause localized soreness at injection site. Rare possibility of guillain-barré syndrome. ...Read more

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What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Side Effects of MMR: Nothing happens most of the times Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases.It gets better without any treatment Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with HPV over twenty years ago & had a leep conization preformed do I still have the virus & can I give it to someone, can I pass it?

I was diagnosed with HPV over twenty years ago & had a leep conization preformed do I still have the virus &  can I give it to someone, can I pass it?

Depends on…: Whether conization eliminated all of virus. Was follow-up done to check for presence of more virus? If no virus present, u can't pass what doesn't exist. If any virus still present, then it can be passed. Virus can also exist in mouth, throat, anus—areas that also need to be checked. ...Read more

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My son is 10 months now he had taken his measels vaccine 2 weeks ago but i can see rashes now is it possible for him to get measels? How harmful it ?

My son is 10 months now he had taken his measels vaccine 2 weeks ago but i can see rashes now is it possible for him to get measels? How harmful it ?

Normal: A rash several weeks after the vaccination is a normal reaction.It tells us that the immune system is responding and is harmlss.By the way, 10 months of age may be a bit too young to effectively administer the vaccine and provide effective protection.Boosters will be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more