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Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiology: health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for meningococcal meningitis?

Who is at risk for meningococcal meningitis?

Risk for meningitis: Meningococcal meningitis is an infections disease, spread by close contact with infected individuals or carriers of meningococcus. The risk is high in populations such as college student, camps and schools, especially boarding schools. Known contacts of infected individuals should consult their doctor about the need for prophylactic treatment. ...Read more

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How is 'meningococcal septicemia' different from 'meningitis'?

How is 'meningococcal septicemia' different from 'meningitis'?

Location: Meningitis is infammation of the tissue covering our brains. There are a number of causes including infections, which also include a bacteria called meningococcus.Septicemia is when the infection is actively moving in the bloodstream allowing it to spread to many parts of the body. Both are very serious and life threatening. ...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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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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How contagious is meningococcal meningitis?

How contagious is meningococcal meningitis?

Somewhat: Overall, the risk to household contacts is 2-4 percent without prophylaxis. Outside the household, risk is smaller but is used when someone was exposed to respiratory secretions. ...Read more

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How many people die annually from viral meningitis?

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How many people die annually from viral meningitis?

Very few: less than 1% in some reports, but that's dependent on several factors, immune status of the host, age, newborns suffer more, and whether there are complications like spread of infection to the spinal cord/brain itself, again this is rare in an immune competent subject, it is essentially a benign disease, wish you all luck ...Read more

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Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?

YES: Yes, but the peak risk actually starts rising around 13-14 yo and kids should be getting this shot at 11 yo now. Currently the CDC says to get one at 11 yo and another at 16 yo. ...Read more

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Are vaccinations fatal?

Are vaccinations fatal?

No: Vaccinations are not "fatal". Vaccinations are fine for almost everyone in the community, except a few people with immune system disorders and a few with strong allergies to the ingredients in a vaccine. Like with any medicine, any food, or any activity in life, there is always a rare, rare chance that an unpredictable fatal event happens. Such bad-luck events are like being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

How many estimated survivors of hepatoblastoma?

More info needed: There are different types of hepatoblastoma and different causes, from genetic, to maternal alcoholism, to use of hormones by Mom to the Beckwih Wiedemann syndrome which can be associated with enlarged abdominal organs and blood glucose issues. Please consult your physician for more specific information, based on your specific history and histology (type of tumor). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is meningococcemia deadly?

Is meningococcemia deadly?

Yes.: Yes, it can be rapidly fatal if not treated quickly. ...Read more

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Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more

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Why are college freshmen living in dormitories at high risk for meningococcal disease?

Why are college freshmen living in dormitories at high  risk for meningococcal disease?

Closeness: Age of starting college along with the close quarters of dormitories added to the point of being around all new strangers with their own illnesses/ viruses that a freshman may have never been exposed to before. ...Read more

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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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

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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