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Doctor insights on: Typhoid Vi Capsular Polysaccharide Vaccine

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What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

What is pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide vaccine?

The present vaccines: The existing pneumoccal vaccines are developed by including material that replicates the coating or polysaccharide capsule that varies with each strain.When antibodies develop to the capsule, the pneumoccus can be attacked and neutralized.Some strains have no capsule and cannot be neutralized by the vaccine. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: typhoid vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: typhoid vaccine?

Prevent Typhoid: Typhoid vaccine can prevent typhoid infection.Typhoid (typhoid fever) is a serious disease. It iscaused by bacteria called salmonella typhi.Typhoid causes a high fever, fatigue, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes a rash. If it is not treated, it can kill up to 30% of people who get it. There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid, as a shot (killed), and oral (weakened). ...Read more

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What are some of the odd reactions someone may have to an oral typhoid vaccine?

What are some of the odd reactions someone may have to an oral typhoid vaccine?

Usually mild...: A study of coated typhoid capsules showed most common side effects to be: "abdominal pain (6.4%), nausea (5.8%), headache (4.8%), fever (3.3%), diarrhea (2.9%), vomiting (1.5%) and skin rash (1.0%). Only the incidence of nausea occurred at a statistically higher frequency in the vaccinated group as compared to the placebo group." It appears that nausea is the most common reaction. ...Read more

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If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?

If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?

Not fun: When you get typhoid fever, you get fevers, chills, belly aches, and faint rose salmon colored spots on your belly and chest. This is not a fun souvenir to bring home from your vacation. It *can* be prevented. Good luck and enjoy your trip! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

No it is not safe: Oral Typhoid Vaccine is live attenuated Bacteria wchich works by getting absorped from the intestines and Advocare clense stage you use glorified laxatives and that will interfere with the vaccine absorption and the vaccine may not be completely effective Not a good idea.If you have to have vaccine get injectable vaccine ...Read more

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So the oral live typhoid vaccine has no chance of infecting me with the typhoid fever (or other people i come into contact with including infants)?

So the oral live typhoid vaccine has no chance of infecting me with the typhoid fever (or other people i come into contact with including infants)?

No: Oral typhoid vaccine has been shown to be very safe and has not shown to cause typhoid fever. The risks are negligible. But the oral typhoid vaccine is also not fully studied in pregnant or nursing mothers and for children less than 6 months of age. ...Read more

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How good is typhoid vaccine?

How good is typhoid vaccine?

Better than none: All vaccines improve your body's immune response to an infectious agent most of the time the vaccine prevents the illness or keeps from getting as sick some vaccines including this one need booster shots to maintain or boost immunity - reminding your immune system to be on watch and protect against the agent bottomline: better off getting vaccine to improve your odds of staying well. ...Read more

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How long is typhoid vaccine good?

How long is typhoid vaccine good?

Depends on type: The inactivated "killed" shot form lasts for two years. The oral attenuated "live" form given as a series of capsules every other day as four doses lasts for five years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me price of typhoid vaccine?

Can you tell me price of typhoid vaccine?

Varies: I ordered some for the office last summer and the raw cost was about $100 a dose. Another physician who took the family overseas said a public travel clinic charged them $70. You might look for a travel clinic using the cdc website (www.Cdc.Gov) and contact the one nearest you for details. ...Read more

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Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Why is typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Minimal benefit: The available vaccines (live oral or injected polysaccharide) have a limited benefit (2-5 yrs) before they must be repeated. The most common use is for international travel in endemic areas where drinking water supplies may be suspect. Within the us ~400 cases per year are dxd & spread is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper hygienic practices. ...Read more

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Should i take the typhoid vaccine before visiting beijing?

Should i take the typhoid vaccine before visiting beijing?

It is recommended: You can check the cdc website for specific traveler information based on destination and length of stay. www.cdc.gov/travel. ...Read more

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Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given in the u.S.?

Extremely rare: Almost all cases of typhoid fever in U.S. Contracted the infection abroad. Therefore, typhoid vaccine is recommended only to the travelers to the endemic area. ...Read more

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How often do I need the oral typhoid vaccine for travel to s.E. Asia?

How often do I need the oral typhoid vaccine for travel to s.E. Asia?

5 years: Repeat it every 5 years if you return to an area of continued risk. ...Read more

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Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given for all travel to 3rd world?

Why is the typhoid vaccine not routinely given for all travel to 3rd world?

Not sure: Multi drug resistant typhoid fever is probably a greater national problem than hepatitis b infection. Poor food and water hygiene in 3rd world countries is a given. I think high cost and manufacturing/distribution is the biggest hindrance to universal vaccination. ...Read more

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How to get typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

Shot or pill: Most primary care doctors' offices don't stock injectable typhoid vaccine. Depending on where you live, you may have to dial information or search online for a local 'travel clinic.' patients 6 years and older can take an oral typhoid vaccine instead. Your doctor can prescribe it, and your pharmacy can order or dispense it to you. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having typhoid vaccine - travel to india-?

Yes: Typhoid vaccine--either the oral or the injected version--is recommended for all travelers to India unless you received an oral vaccine within the last 5 years or an injected one within the last two. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and it is caused by ingesting ...Read more