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Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Malaria: Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of south america. The cdc website is a good resource to look up how common diseases, such as malaria, are in a particular country. For malaria you may want to look at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.Html. ...Read more

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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The parasites ...Read more


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Is malaria prevalent in africa?

Is malaria prevalent in africa?

Yes: Especially in the sub-saharan region. If traveling, you should take appropriate prophylaxis medications. ...Read more

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What percentage of the population in Africa has hiv/aids?

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What percentage of the population in Africa has hiv/aids?

Prevalence: The reported prevalence of HIV in africa ranges from 2 to 27 percent, but you can imagine that it is not likely that all new cases are detected. ...Read more

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The risk of contracting hepatitis a in taiwan vs hong kong?

The risk of contracting hepatitis a in taiwan vs hong kong?

Probably the same..: These are classified as developing counttries, and they are likely at the same level of development, so the risk is probably the same, and more than in places like the United States. They are also more readily exposed to less developed, more endemic areas, like china. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of herpes zoster worldwide and in india?

What is the prevalence of herpes zoster worldwide and in india?

VHZ India?: ± 1 million cases/year in usa and 1, 5 million cases in the european union. Couldn't find recent data for india. Try who http://www.Who.Int/en/ you can find a lot of information there. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the southern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the southern united states?

SE parasites: Cyclospora, Giardia, Filariasis, Heartworm, Cryptosporidiosis, free living ameoba, Pediculosis (scabies, lice) Toxoplasma gondii, Roundworm, E. vermicularis (pinworm), Hookworm, Triatomine Bug, Tick borne diseases, Mosquito borne diseases (encephalitis), to name a few. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the eastern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the eastern united states?

Few: Parasites are uncommon but include fish tapeworms from sushi and the like, hookworms, histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, and less commonly tapeworms and roundworms. Food should come from a safe source, be cooked properly and precautions taken out of doors for parasites entering bare feet and from animals excreta. ...Read more

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Are there reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa?

Are there reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa?

Internet junk: I've seen the conspiracy sites. It's not happening in the us, but there have been outbreaks in peru and madagascar, in remote rural areas where people are exposed to the bacterium which has its reservoir in wild animals. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the midwestern united states?

What type of parasites are common in the midwestern united states?

Few and far between: Parasites almost never affect the eye. Water and soil based parasites are usually found only in areas of poor hygeine or with inadequate waste disposal. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the western united states?

What type of parasites are common in the western united states?

Ameba: Amebic parasites are one. These are especially found in fresh water lakes in areas that are stagnant. ...Read more

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Which species of malaria is responsible for malaria deaths?

Plasmodium: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa. Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falciparum is largely responsible for severe diseases including cerebral malaria. ...Read more

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Which characteristics of west nile virus comparison to those of malaria?

Which characteristics of west nile virus comparison to those of malaria?

2 TYPES OF INFECTION: Although both are transmitted by mosquitoes and symptoms include fevers and headaches, they are different. Wnv = virus, malaria = parasite. Wnv is endemic to africa, asia and middle east. Malaria in the tropics around the equator. Wnv can also lead to meningitis and encephalitis while malaria invades the liver and affects the blood. Finally, no specific treatment for wnv, oral meds for malaria. ...Read more

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How common is west nile virus in other parts of the world?

How common is west nile virus in other parts of the world?

Incidence of WNV: West nile virus was first identified in 1937 in uganda in eastern africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in new york. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the United States and appears to have more cases in the great plains, especially in the fall. West nile virus is one of the most geographically widespread arboviruses in the world with cases occurring. ...Read more

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Why Ebola found in DRC and Uganda is easy protected compared to that of Western Africa countries?

Why Ebola found in DRC and Uganda is easy protected compared to that of Western Africa countries?

Past Outbreaks.: Uganda had 3 Ebola outbreaks since 2000. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) currently has an outbreak of Zaire Ebola virus which is independent of the outbreak in West Africa. There have been 67 cases w 49 deaths in 4 villages. This is the 7th reported Ebola outbreak in DRC. In researching this, it appears that both Uganda & DRC have learned a great deal about dealing w Ebola from their past ...Read more

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Is HIV common in NZ prison populations?

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Is HIV common in NZ prison populations?

Low HIV rates in NZ: No, not common. NZ has low HIV prevalence cf other countries, mostly due to effective community-led health promotion around condoms & needle exchange. NZ legislation frameworks help too. Est. rate of HIV in Auckland MSM is 6.5% (14% in Oz), with rates much lower in needle users or in prisons. However, NZ can't be complacent about HIV, esp with recent increases in other STIs particularly syphilis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cholera in south asia?

What is the cause of cholera in south asia?

Same as always: The organism...Vibrio cholera, usually serotype o1, spread thru contaminated water. ...Read more

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