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I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

I want to know how many children die each day of a vaccine-preventable disease in the u.S.?

Even one is too much: Unwarrented vaccine phobia has led ill informed people to put their children's lives at risk and that of their neighbors children at risk. This year is the highest rate of measels in the us in decades due to refuted vaccine misinformation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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Is allergy vaccine for child aged 14 safe to prevent him from asthma in future?

Is allergy vaccine for child aged 14 safe to prevent him from asthma in future?

Confusing question: I know of no allergy vaccination that can or will prevent asthma in anyone at any age. There are allergy shots that can reduce a persons allergic responses if taken over several years, but not all seem to benefit from them. Allergy by itself has been cited as a triggering factor in only 5-10% of asthma sufferers. ...Read more

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Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies

Is there any typhoid vaccine available in India? My mother age 54yrs is prone to typhoid. also tell how to prevent it home remedies

Cleanliness: good hand washing,do not eat outside food and water unless it is from a very reliable source.There is a typhoid vaccine but it only gives immunity for a few months and had to be taken frequently. ...Read more

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How do vaccines prevent disease?

How do vaccines prevent disease?

Building immunity: By injecting material that is identical to the stuff that makes up the shell a germ lives in, you can trigger the immune system to make an anti-body that will attack anything that tries to invade the body dressed in that shell. This can be made new in a lab or just by killing the germ & using the left over shell. ...Read more

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How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

How the MMR vaccine prevent disease?

By making Antibodies: When M,MR injected it makes protective IGG Anibodies which are protctive against these diseases When and if you get exposed to these disease viruses the antibodies are responsible for protecting you ...Read more

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Can you have a vaccine to prevent mitochondrial disease?

Can you have a vaccine to prevent mitochondrial disease?

No: The mutations that trigger mitochondrial diseases are difficult to tract, rare enough that they are hard to study, and not the result of an infection. As such, vaccines offer no specific promise for help. ...Read more

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How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.

How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.

Rabies prevention: For a 'real' exposure, immediate protection is usually given in the form of rabies immune globulin. I wonder if you were given that? The rabies vaccine series takes 14 days to administer the 4 shots (5 if the body is weak). After the first shot, you body will start its 'homework' but it's going to be at least 10 days after that before you're immune system is fully operational vs. rabies. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.

Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.

Mgt: Unless you have had reactions to the flu vaccination, a yearly flu vaccination is recommended. Each year the vaccination is tailored to match the anticipated strain of flu. Regarding your heartburn symptoms, avoiding caffeinated beverages and an antacid such as prilosec as needed is advisable. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations cure disease or prevent it?

Can vaccinations cure disease or prevent it?

Vaccinations: Vaccinations prevent disease from occurring. They do not cure a disease once it has occurred. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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 the virulent, ...Read more


Dr. Howard Gollup
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Vaccine Preventable Illness (Definition)

A vaccine-preventable illness is an illness for which there is an effective vaccine. Most people who get the vaccine will not get the illness. Examples are: measles, rubella, hepatitis A ...Read more