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I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

I'm afraid of a bioterrorist anthrax attack, is there a publicly available vaccine?

Vaccine available: A vaccine is available and you should consult your doctor to determine need for it and your suitability as a recipient. Please note that you are more likely to get hit by lightening than get anthrax from a terrorist attack. ...Read more

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Can HIV or H CV live inside mail base polish?

Can HIV or H CV live inside mail base polish?

NO: No a VERY poor "environment" for ANY organism Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can leprosy mutate into a deadlier disease, resisitant to current vaccines?

Can leprosy mutate into a deadlier disease, resisitant to current vaccines?

BCG has been used : in attempts to vaccinate against leprosy but isn't that effective. More specific vaccines are in development. At this point, leprosy has consistently responded to multi-drug therapy which for multibacillary leprosy is usually Dapsone, Rifampicin & Clorazime. Other antibiotics can be used. This is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind and appears to remain steady in it's form. ...Read more

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E-mail address for Dr.Timson in newark,ohio?

Check state board,: You can message Dr. Timson on Healthtap Concierge if he has a concierge practice. If he does not, you can go online to the Ohio Board of Medicine, and check his profile. Sometimes docs will authorize their email addresses to be made available to the public. However, many docs do not choose to publish that information widely. Spam is a huge problem for all of us! ...Read more

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Could leprosy mutate into a deadlier disease, resisitant to current vaccines?

Agree w Dr. Novick: Vaccine is in development at this time. Currently there have been no cases of leprosy which are resistant to multi-drug tx. Multi-drug therapy for multibacillary leprosy is usually Dapsone, Rifampicin & Clorazime. Other antibiotics can be used. Fewer antibiotics may be used for other forms of leprosy. Multi-drug therapy continues to be an effective treatment for leprosy. ...Read more

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Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more

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X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. 
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more

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How can anthrax (disease) survive?

How can anthrax (disease) survive?

Spores: The bacteria can encase themselves in a very touch coat that makes them basically indestructable. They can stay in the soil for centuries. ...Read more

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How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more

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Would one contact staphylococcus through kissing?

Would one contact staphylococcus through kissing?

Who cares?: Staph is ubiquitous, and normal upper airway / throat flora in about 40% of folks. As such, it presents no danger. Kiss to your heart's content. ...Read more

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Does adult from abroad in us need diphtheria and tetanus toxiod shots?

Does adult from abroad in us need diphtheria and tetanus toxiod shots?

INS question ?: I am not aware of any immigration requirement to have dt given, but it is a good idea for everybody to have these vaccines. ...Read more

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cdc HIVtestingAlgorithmRecommendationFinal doc, pge11, say HIV antibodies r antigen r viral load detect by day 50. then y some docs say no? CDC wrong?

cdc HIVtestingAlgorithmRecommendationFinal doc, pge11, say HIV antibodies r antigen r viral load detect by day 50. then y some docs say no? CDC wrong?

Question unclear: Many doctors dealing with HIV disease prefer to keep the viral load at levels which are not capable of being measured. On some types of testing this means that the viral load is ...Read more

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How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the states forbidding thimerosal in childhood vaccinations?

Can you tell me the states forbidding thimerosal in childhood vaccinations?

None in the US: States do not have this authority. There has been no thimerosal in childhood vaccines for more than a decade. ...Read more

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I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

I'm scared of cryptococcus spores! i'm in fresno! please help!?

Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more

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Did ebola come to the U.S. from Nigeria?

Did ebola come to the U.S. from Nigeria?

No: There has been no patient documented to have traveled from Nigeria to the USA with Ebola ...Read more

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