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What percentage of travelers from the u.S. To asia, for 2 week vacations, actually take a typhoid vaccination before going?
Variable: : The answer is complex: it depends where in asia you are going (china, india, southeast asia), what you will be doing there (tourist sites? Visiting family or friends?), and where you will eat (large hotel restaurants or small noodle shops or street vendors) most travelers to india get immunized. Your travel doctor can help you. Locate a travel doctor: istm.Org. Also see: cdc.Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 suffered from typhoid every year (regular from 3 years) now started vaccination.
How i improve my immunity system?
Get vaccinated: Get vaccinated, as you have done. Practice good health habits, including making healthy food choices with lots of vegetables of all colors while minimizing processed, fried and fast foods; getting adequate rest with sleep and avoiding over-scheduling; and getting regular exercise and physical activity. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I am planning a trip to india on feb. 12th and need immunizations. Where can I get the necessary ones? I need a health provider for typhoid, hepatitus a & b, yellow fever, diptheria and malaria medication
TravelClinic/MD: First consult your doctor and he can immunize you against Typhoid,Diptheria with Tdap,HepA eeds two shots 6 months apart and HepB needs three shots,2nd after a month and 3rd after 6 monthsThere is no need for Yellow Fever for travel to India. Malaria Prophylaxis with Lariam,doxycycline or Malarone Do not drink water unless boiled&careful with what you eat ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Typhoid fever: This is an infection caused most commonly by salmonella typhi. Present with fever, delirium, splenic enlargement, abdominal pain, and bacteremia (bacteria in blood). Some can have diarrhea. This is a systemic disease. Can last about 4 weeks and patient can be quite sick. If the diagnosis determined timely, with appropriate treatment, the illness can be shortened. Vaccination is preventive. ...Read more
Blood culture: The best way to diagnose typhoid (after asking the right questions and clinical suspicion!) is to culture blood, stool, or sometimes even bone marrow. The older "widal test" (demonstrating anti-somatic and anti-flagellar antibodies in blood) is unreliable, but often used in the developing world due to its low cost. There are newer antigen/antibody tests becoming available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assuming you are: Referring to Salmonella typhi infection, the treatment is antibiotics, Cipro, or Amoxicillin and related drugs, though drug resistance is widespread. Maintaining hydration with salted boiled water with rice mixed in to provide carbohydrates is the old fashioned remedy. It's so effective that it's still used to keep up with losses from diarrhea. Vaccination is still beneficial. Drugs, fluids, salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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