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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 ?

The weakened virus: The measles strain in the vaccine is weakened in the lab, similar to stripping a solder of his gun & bullets. The injected strain can cause some reaction in the body, like a rash 2 wks later, but since it is the weakened strain, it does not give you real measles, it gives you a weak copy cat. The joy is this signals his body has reacted to the vaccine & beyond the funny rash should do quite well. ...Read more

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What should I expect with vaccine allergies? If i'm allergic to one vaccine, will i be allergic to others?

What should I expect with vaccine allergies? If i'm allergic to one vaccine, will i be allergic to others?

Depends on…: What component you're allergic to. Many are grown on eggs. A few may still have thimerosal preservative (but most have removed it). Some use weakened versions of live virus. Reactions vary: high fever, change in behavior, difficulty breathing, hoarseness/ wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, rapid heart beat, dizziness. Report these at once to doc. ...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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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 you tell me how are viruses grown for vaccines?

Can you tell me how are viruses grown for vaccines?

Vaccine production: There are several methods which can vary depending on the type of vaccine being manufactured. Here is a link for an overview for a more complete answer: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/monograph/WHO_MONO_23_(3ed)_(part4).pdf ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the parvo virus -- my dogs got a vaccine for it; do humans get vaccines?

Can you tell me about the parvo virus -- my dogs got a vaccine for it; do humans get vaccines?

Not a human pbm: My understanding of this disorder is that it is not a human disease. As such, there would not be a need for a vaccine for it. ...Read more

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I have HPV gen warts & they're tiny. What can it cause later in life? I'm 23 & healthy. Will virus ever go away? I got vaccines @ 11-12 b4 sex active

I have HPV gen warts & they're tiny. What can it cause later in life? I'm 23 & healthy. Will virus ever go away? I got vaccines @ 11-12 b4 sex active

Confirm diagnosis: HPV is the only cause of warts, at any age. But make sure a health professional has confirmed the diagnosis. Most self diagnosed "tiny" warts are not warts at all. HPV usually is cleared entirely by the immune system. DNA may persist, but uncommonly reactivates to cause disease or transmission to partners. Also see my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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What are the cons of the gardisil shot? Is this vaccine injecting u with the HPV virus?

What are the cons of the gardisil shot? Is this vaccine injecting u with the HPV virus?

No Cons: The Gardasil shot is a vaccine that protects you against two low risk hpv types and two high risk types of hpv. The vaccine does not contain any virus. It is quite safe. In my opinion, there is no downside except cost as insurance companies in my state do not cover Gardasil over the age of 26. ...Read more

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If vaccines are made from viruses, why do they not make us sick?

If vaccines are made from viruses, why do they not make us sick?

Much research: Vaccines will often take 2 decades of research before they come to market. In that interval, the researchers determine whether a weakened/ killed or synthetic material that replicates parts of the virus will trigger a protective immune response. The weakened virus (nasal flu,MMR, varicella) all have some potential to cause a low grade infection. Killed or synthetic material does not. ...Read more

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