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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
Hi Doc, I had the following list of immunizations in 2007. Can you explain what these combo immunizations are for separately and am I still current on them for travel internationally? HepA+B1, Ipol, Menactra, MMR, Tdap,Typhoid, HepA+B2, HepA+B3.
It looks like you: completed the series of 3 shots for Hepatitis A and B and a measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) which should not require boosters. Your polio (lpol) should be fine if you had previously received the usual childhood series. Menactra (meningitis) should be fine for a 38 year unless you have special circumstances. Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis and typhoid may need boosters. See Doc or Travel Clinic. Be safe ...Read more
Yes: Typhoid fever, is caused by a bacterial disease, transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium salmonella some symptoms of typhoid include fatigue, headache, backache, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. Fever lasts about 10-14 days. Body temperature typically rises in the evening and drops in the morning. ...Read more
My friend sindhu is 20yrs and she wishes to grow taller n her height is 5ft and at the age of 13 she had typhoid will that affect her height need tips?
Had typhoid two months ago was treated IgM was positiv..Did typhidot again now IgM n IgG both positive.Cause?
Are you still ill?: The antibodies last longer than the illness. If you have recovered, it did not relapse although typhoid may do so. The igm response may be measurable for 6-9 months, the igg will last years. ...Read more
Healthy Carrier: Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us. She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 more info. ...Read more