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Rift Valley Fever Vaccine
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
I have valley fever .Can i get a flu shot when i'm experiencing symptoms like a severe cough and night sweats?
BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meningitis vaccine : It a dead vaccine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Actually uncommon: Most west nile infections are asymptomatic. Some cause mild flu-like symptoms. Full blown infection of brain is rather uncommon in the normal patient and more often seen with immuno-suppression, such as prior transplants, HIV pts, cancer chemotherapy. The polio-myelitis form is even rarer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Valley fever (Coccidiomycosis) is a disease caused by a fungus that lives in soil of endemic areas. In most affected healthy people, inhalation causes asymptomatic changes on a chest X ray or a mild respiratory infection that resolves without treatment. In some normal people and in immunodeficient patients, the disease can be severe, affecting the lung and other organs. ...Read more
Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...Read more
Misnomer: Most cases these days actually in east usa. 60% of cases are in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Rmsf occurs in both north and south america and is on the rise. 3000 cases maximum a year. Carried by wood tick in the west, dog tick in the east. Rash helpful to diagnose but not always present. Diagnose early to avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Way too much for 400: Characters or less. Check these sites. Measles: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/measles.Html. Thphoid: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002308/. Influenza: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/flu.Html. Seek medical care if you are trying to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read more
Coccidiodomycosis: Coccidiodes immitus is a dimorphic fungus (may exist in either a yeast or mold form) which exists in the U.S. In a limited but expanding geographic distribution. Originally cases were recognized as common in the san juaquin valley and were given the name of valley fever. Most people have self-limited disease, but this can be a very bad actor, partic in immune compromised persons. ...Read more
Friend:58, healthy, not immune compromised-4 d h/o pm fever, chills, sweats, myalgia, fatigue;works in nj wetlands. No rash. Start empiric doxycycline?
Zoonoses?: Looks like you're concerned patient may have zoonoses. Tick born ds' in nj can be lyme, anaplasma, erlichia, babesia or even rocky mt spotted fever. Certainly this presentation could be anything from bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal infection. Would do basic fever w/u (good pe; cultures blood, urine; ua; cbc; liver panel; cxr; esr/crp); check thick/thin blood smear. Treat based on findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer