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Importance of vaccinating against measles?

Importance of vaccinating against measles?

Measles vaccine: Very very important. This potentially deadly disease has been virtually eliminated in the USA, but is now making a comeback because people are not routinely immunizing their children. Both from an individual health benefit as well as promoting public health the use of this vaccine is essential. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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What type of polio vaccine is given in the usa for prevention of poliomyelitis?

What type of polio vaccine is given in the usa for prevention of poliomyelitis?

Injected/killed: The live weakened oral polio vaccine was the USA standard from the late early 60's until the early 90's. There was a low, but real risk of polio (1/1-2 million doses) with the oral vaccine that was not present with the enhanced injected vaccine. By the late 90's, the oral polio vaccine was not available to most physicians and the injected became the standard. ...Read more

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What are the preventions techniques against chicken pox?

What are the preventions techniques against chicken pox?

If the vaccine is : Available in your country, that's your best protection. People with chickenpox shed the virus before the rash appears, so you won't know whom to avoid. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine?

Doctors, what are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine?

Smallpox vaccine: Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC - Eczema/ Atopic Dermatitis was a contraindication. ...Read more

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Number of shots are rabies vaccination?

Number of shots are rabies vaccination?

POST exposure: ... Until the vaccine works.Previously vaccinated people should receive two doses of the vaccine intramuscularly—the first immediately, the other three days later. Rig is unnecessary and should not be given. An immunized person is anyone who has received a complete series of vaccine, or a person who has received a pre-exposure or post-exposure series of any Rabies Vaccine rabies titer. ...Read more

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What are the signs of rubella, chicken pox, and measles?

What are the signs of rubella, chicken pox, and measles?

Exanthems: Here is a link with descriptions of the 5 viral exanthems of childhood: http://childrensnational.org/choose-childrens/conditions-and-treatments/skin-disorders/viral-exanthems-rashes?sc_lang=en ...Read more

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Vaccination against cholera uses which type of vaccine?

Vaccination against cholera uses which type of vaccine?

Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” It induces an anticholera immune response. REF: https://www.paxvaxconnect.com/vaxchora?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand It's an oral vaccine approved in 2016 ...Read more

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Describe ways of reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses dining out?

Describe ways of reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses dining out?

Eat cooked food: You can reduce the risk (but not eliminate it) by eating food that has been freshly well-cooked. You want to avoid food that has been sitting out at room temperature, especially milk products like yogurt that grow bacteria quickly, mayonnaise, etc. Make sure the place you are eating in looks clean. Eat only well-cooked hamburgers, chicken and eggs. ...Read more

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What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis?

What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis?

The vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis include:: Hepatitis B immune globulin, Hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, DTP/Hib/hepatitis B vaccine, Hib/Hepatitis B Vaccine, Dtap/hepatits b/poliovirus vaccine. ...Read more

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What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Cholera?

What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Cholera?

Vaxchora: “The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. Dukoral® and ShanChol® are not available in the United States. They are inactivated oral cholera vaccines. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting chicken pox after immunisation?

What is the risk of contracting chicken pox after immunisation?

Vey Little 2%: Two doses of Chicken POX Vaccines as these are given today to babies inUSA are 98% effective That means the risk is 2 out of 100 and 20 out of 1000 Statistically it is very low risk Get your children Immunised ...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 are some dangers of the meningococcal vaccine?

What are some dangers of the meningococcal vaccine?

Allergic reaction/f: Like with any vaccine one can get mild to severe allergic reaction to Meningococcal vaccine, mild redness or slight pain at the site of injection, a small percentage develope fever which goes awau in 48 hours severe ractions are very rare and most reactions are mold there have been some reports of guillen barre syndrome but it is so rare that no one is convinced that vaccine is causing it. ...Read more

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Are measles and german measles the same?

No: Measles (also known as rubeola) is caused by a completely different virus from german measles (also known as rubella), but you can prevent being infected by both viruses by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination. ...Read more

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