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How can you prevent toxoplasmosis?

How can you prevent toxoplasmosis?

Prevention: Use gloves and careful hand hygiene when cleaning cat boxes. Avoid eating undercooked meats. Certain medications can be used to prevent the infection in patients who have significant immunodeficiency, such as hiv-aids. ...Read more

Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


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Can condoms prevent hepatitis C infection?

Can condoms prevent hepatitis C infection?

Yes: Absolutely! though there's been controversy about whether hepatitis c is transmitted through sexual intercourse, i believe that the consensus is that it can be. Condoms, in addition to helping prevent hiv, hpv, herpes, and a host of other std's, can help prevent transmission of hepatitis b and c. ...Read more

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Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Certainly!: Vaccines are distinct biological triggers that "teach" our immune systems how to prevent and fight specific bacterial or viral illness without actually becoming ill from the pathogen. Vaccines for meningicoccus, pneumococcus, and h. Influenza infections do an amazing job of preventing catastrophic life-threatening illness such as sepsis and meningitis--often working quietly even w/o our awareness. ...Read more

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How do vaccines prevent disease?

How do vaccines prevent disease?

Immune response: Its more complicated than 400 words can say, but vaccines contain the same antigens or parts of antigens that cause diseases. When they are injected into fatty tissue or muscle, vaccine antigens are not strong enough to produce the symptoms and signs of the disease but are strong enough for the immune system to produce a response. See ttp://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.Htm. ...Read more

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How do you prevent catching the Zika virus?

How do you prevent catching the Zika virus?

Avoid certain areas: Most importantly, avoid travel to areas designated by the CDC as high risk. You can find an updated list on the CDC website. If travel to one of these areas cannot be avoided, make sure to apply insect repellant frequently and to wear long sleeves and pants. Make sure all windows and doors have screens if they are to remain open. Get rid of standing water as this is where mosquitos breed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

How can I prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? Avoid deli food?

Yes and more: Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women. * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads * cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. ...Read more

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How can you prevent getting opportunistic infections?

How can you prevent getting opportunistic infections?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

How can you prevent infant from influenza virus ?

Avoidance: The best way to avoid influenza is good hand hygiene and avoidance of exposure to infected individuals. The "flu" shot is very effective as well but not appropriate for infants <6 months old. Discuss with your provider. Avoid touching having people touch your baby around the eyes, nose and mouth. ...Read more

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Can malaria be prevented? Are there ways to prevent malaria?

Can malaria be prevented? Are there ways to prevent malaria?

Possible: If you are going to an endemic area, you can have your doctor prescribe prophylactic medication and start taking it before you go there, keep taking it while you are there and one week more after returning from there, you should wear long sleeves , mosquito repellent, use mosquito net over your bed when you go to sleep, avoid swampy area, standing waters ( more info in cdc wedsite). ...Read more

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How can you prevent Lyme disease?

How can you prevent Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html. ...Read more

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Can rubella virus affect after vaccination ?

??????????????: Affect what ?????????? To use the site properly you need to provide background information and ask a clear question. You have done neither.You are welcome to start over.Your questions are not linked and we can never see anything you upload.Please read site information before you use it. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis be contracted rainwater?

Not unless infected: Rain water can not pass toxoplasmosis to any one except if it is collected and gets contaminated with cats feces, which is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Not by themselves: We need a balance of oxidants and antioxidants. If the fuel (food) is right and the non caloric nutrients are balanced, we reach maximum immune potential. But a bacterium is an attacking enemy and a war sometimes has to be fought------we call that "flu". The better the defenses the more likely that a war will not have to be fought! ...Read more

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Can you prevent alzheimer's disease?

Can you prevent alzheimer's disease?

We don't know yet.: There is no definite way to prevent alzheimers. Exercise has the most evidence as a preventative. There is a lot of research on this so stay tuned. ...Read more

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How can we prevent rabies?

How can we prevent rabies?

Vacc. & dog catchers: Vaccines are the best way to prevent rabies in the U.S.. Dogs, cats, and other pet mammals should all be vaccinated. Animal control is important. There should be no dogs on the loose anywhere in the U.S.. Worldwide, about 55, 000 die of rabies each year, with almost all of them due to dog bites. Rabies is preventable if an exposed person properly gets his wound washed and gets his shots in time. ...Read more

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Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Not sure what you...: Are asking. Sepsis, per se, is not a manifestation of parasitic infestation although disseminated strongyloidiasis which occurs in immunosuppressed individuals can produce bacteremia with gram-negative bacilli. ...Read more

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How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

By making Antibodies: When M,MR injected it makes protective IGG Anibodies which are protctive against these diseases When and if you get exposed to these disease viruses the antibodies are responsible for protecting you ...Read more

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