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Typhoid Vi 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If you didn't get typhoid vaccine, and caught typhoid on your travels, what would your symptoms be?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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)?
I've had typhoid once when I was young should I still get a vaccine when travelling to India or would my body have antibodies for it already? Thanks
Get vaccine : One or any many typhoid fevers protect very little from future infections . This is because their are many types of bacilli . So get yourself vaccinated and be careful of food and water you drink . ...Read more
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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