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What Are The Chances Of Getting Food Poisoning Abroad At Five Star Hotels
Where? What r u eat: Depends on where you are, what you eat, and drink. Safest plan in a place where real risk for food poisoning, traveller's diarrhea, hepatitis, etc. Is "if you can't peel it, or boil it, forget it". Often issue is h2o-use bottled water to brush teeth; no ice in drinks. Salad, ceviche, raw anything is suspect, even in 5 star hotel. Remember u r in a 5 star hotel, but staff don't live in it. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
About 1 in 7 chance: About 14% of people age 71 and older in the us have dementia. So, you have about a 1 in 7 chance of getting it. But, there are a number of factors that could increase your chance of getting dementia: older age, family history of dementia, a specific gene, mild cognitive impairment, cardiovascular disease and risk factors, low social engagement, poor diet, and head injury. Most don't get it. ...Read more
What are the chances (in percentage) of me getting pregnant at 17? Go to the gym everyday. But don't eat regularly/healthy.
90%: Ninty percent of couples will get pregnant in ayear. ...Read more
Possible: It's possible to get a food borne illness pretty much anywhere in the world. As to the specific question, that would require a representative sampling of the street food of chennai to calculate odds properly. ...Read more
Nil: I'm pretty sure malaria is absent in Canada. In some areas in the east (maybe elsewhere) there are species of mosquito that could carry and transmit malaria if the parasite were ever reintroduced. But for now, probably no chance at all of malaria. Contact your provincial health department for a definitive reply, if you remain concerned, or if you have reason to suspect malaria. ...Read more
What's the probability of getting sick and then getting sick from the exact same thing in a matter of 48 hrs.?
Depends: It's possible but there's a lot of variables that could factor in your diagnosis. ...Read more
Only if there isCut&: The Tetanus germ can only enter your body if there is a cut in the skin.And that too if you have not been actively immunized against Tetanus and your last booster was more than 10 years ago. So every one who is worried about Tetanus should get their DT or Tdap booster every 10 years as an adult if you had your active immunization as a child ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low, but possible: Meningitis (usually meningococcal) occurs sporadically usually in small outbreaks, commonly where there are large numbers of young adults in crowded living areas, like college dorms or army bases. I would recommend the Meningococcal vaccine before college or joining the service (if it isn"t already a requirement). ...Read more
Low at your age: There are certainly a number of accounts of people dying in bed and it is a peaceful way to go. It is definitely age related and of course illness related. These are the two risk factors so as you age the likelihood increases and if you accumulate underlying disease, especially of the heart and blood vessels, then the odds go up. Take care of yourself and don't worry about this happening. ...Read more
What are the odds of choking death from food? The death of the cubs fan from a hot dog has me freaked out now.
With the Indian festival of Diwali coming up, what are some ways of celebrating an eco-friendly, healthy and safe Diwali?
Tell the story: There are so many wonderful stories of this festival in so many different cultures. In light of the optimism, compassion and uplifting elements of this annual celebration, one has the potential to impart the energy and knowledge to others by acting out parts of the tradition and by educating ones friends and family at the same time. Share the joy and positive energy. ...Read more
I ate a product since recalled b/c of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. How long till I know I'm in the clear in terms of getting sick?
Listeria infection: Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns. People who have weakened immune systems also are at higher risk of life-threatening complications. Prompt antibiotic treatment can help curb the effects of listeria infection. Symptoms may occur very quickly, within a day or two but may also be delayed for months in onset. ...Read more
Difficult: The pool of highly academically qualified applicants is larger than the number of places. So most add on extra study, projects in the public sector such as charity work, laboratory assistant experience, various internships. Of course the barriers come down with a rich daddy or superior athletic performance. ...Read more
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
A girl with the stomach bug vomited 10 seats ahead of me on the plane before we took off.Bec of tight air circulation, is there a chance ill get sick?
Higher than cooked: Cooking destroys many disease causing micro-organisms so your chances are higher with raw beef than cooked. Cooking does not destroy some toxins associated with food-poisoning so if the beef was not properly processed and refrigerated prior to cooking, so it's not 100%. Grassfed implies the cow was not crowded in a feedlot but even that may be misleading. Buyer beware! ...Read more
Resources: A university provides resources and exposure to informaiton and may provide opportunities you cannot obtain yourself. There are also world-renown connections and relationships developed at university which allow you to extend your knowledge and personal life, as well as becoming the best in your field of interest. Best of luck! ...Read more
Do you smoke?: COPD is directly related to tobacco abuse and most COPD develops after age 40. However, there are rare genetic causes of COPD (alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency) which can cause premature COPD before age 40. If you smoke, stop now. If you don't smoke, your chances are very small of developing copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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