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What exactly is the giardia vaccine?

What exactly is the giardia vaccine?

For PETs: This vaccine is for the prevention of the intestinal infection giardiasis in dogs and cats or farm animals. There is no current version for humans... ...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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What exactly is the opv vaccine?|

What exactly  is the opv vaccine?|

Oral Polio vaccine: The oral version of the polio vaccine. This is no longer used and hasnt been in many, many years. ...Read more

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What exactly is the menactra vaccine?

What exactly is the menactra vaccine?

A lifesaver: The Menactra is a conjugate vaccine (mcv4) that protects against 4 types of Meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease can be rapid and devastating. It's one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis which is an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It also causes infections in the bloodstream. The vaccine's well tolerated and given at age 11 with a booster at 16. ...Read more

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What exactly is giardia with runny stool?

What exactly is giardia with runny stool?

Giardia=parasite: This is a bug that infects the small intestine and may cause diarrhea.See your dr for treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly is the link between vaccines and autism?

What exactly is the link between vaccines and autism?

Absolutely None: After millions of dollars of research not 1 link between vaccines and autism has been established.Other than the unvaccinated kids get autism as often as those vaccinated and are more likely to be sick with diseases that the vaccines prevent. ...Read more

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What exactly is the HPV vaccine?

What exactly is the HPV vaccine?

Vaccine for virus: Vaccine for virus called human papilloma virus. That virus cause all genital warts and is responsible for lots of cancers - all cervical cancers, as well as a bulk of anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It also causes most non-melanoma skin cancers and most head and neck cancers. Gardisil is approved to prevent genital warts and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and annals cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly makes up a flu shot vaccine?

What exactly makes up a flu shot vaccine?

Not live...: The flu vaccine does not have any live flu virus. Rather, it consists of killed virus or protein from the virus. Your immune system then reacts against the virus protein and makes antibodies so that if your body then is exposed to the actual virus, the antibodies needed to kill it are already there. This prevents you from getting sick from the virus since the antibodies kill it first! ...Read more

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I want to know more about vaccines. I just got one for HPV and the flu, how exactly does it work?

I want to know more about vaccines. I just got one for HPV and the flu, how exactly does it work?

Boost immunity: These vaccines contain small amounts of inactivated viral particles that cause our immune systems to develop antibodies which leads to immunity against these diseases. Some vaccines, such as the chickenpox vaccine, contain small amounts of live viral particles leading to the development of anitbodies and immunity. ...Read more

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What exactly is the small vaccine scar on my upper arm from when I was a baby?

What exactly is the small vaccine scar on my upper arm from when I was a baby?

Snallpox vaccination: This was done to all at one time until the virus for the disease was made extinct wordwide, so it is no longer done. ...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 exposed to ...Read more


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Giardia (Definition)

Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the ...Read more