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What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

About 40% die: Morbidity rates are higher but I do not know the exact percentages, because the frequency of asymptomatic cases is not well studied. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Hantavirus Infection (Definition)

Hantavirus infection is acquired from exposure to urine and droppings from infected rodents. Also known as "Sin Nombre" virus, infection can lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The symptoms are fairly non-specific (fever, aches, cough, breathing problems, etc). There is no specific treatment so focus is on supportive care. The CDC quotes a mortality rate of 38%. In 2012 there was an outbreak of Hantavirus Infection ...Read more


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What are the statistics for the morbidity and mortality rates for children's leukemia?

What are the statistics for the morbidity and mortality rates for children's leukemia?

Good: Childhood leukemia (usually all) is a highly curable disease. It has close to a 90% cure rate today with modern treatment approaches. Unlike childhood all, childhood AML has an extremly poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Phenylketonuria: what's the morbidity and mortality of people who have the disease?

Phenylketonuria: what's the morbidity and mortality of people who have the disease?

Slightly subnormal.: The lifespan and quality of life are slightly subnormal withy present treatment. Patients who are diagnosed early and maintain a strict diet can live a normal life span with normal mental development. However, recent research seems to show that neurocognitive, psychosocial, quality of life, growth, nutrition, bone pathology are slightly suboptimal. ...Read more

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Given the recent news that mortality and morbidity are higher for people taking vitamins, have you changed your recommendation? What do you recommend?

Given the recent news that mortality and morbidity are higher for people taking vitamins, have you changed your recommendation? What do you recommend?

Whole food vitamins: Few of us eat perfect diets grown in perfect soils containing all minerals and other nutrients required for optimal health. So most of us do need the support of vitamins. I suggest that people use products that are as close to real food as possible, with natural vitamin e, tocopherols, & trienols -- plus no more than 2500iu pre-formed vit a per day. Many whole food multis meet these criteria. ...Read more

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I have munchausen's but can't find long term treatment data or morbidity/mortality- just a lot of unknowns. I am also bipolar 2 and an opiate addict.

I have munchausen's but can't find long term treatment data or morbidity/mortality- just a lot of unknowns. I am also bipolar 2 and an opiate addict.

Understandingly : U want 2 b helped. U have 2 consult a psychiatrist for a complete face to face evaluation. You can find a lot of info on the internet on psychiatrists near u. Even if u r not covered by insurance, u may find help in ur community or by calling ur american psychiatric association district branch. Pls avoid self-medicating, thx 4 ur question & best wishes 2 u 4 finding help & rx soon. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth(neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

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Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3-23%. See aap/red book/28ed/diphtheria. ...Read more

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How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality rate is the number of every 1,000 children born alive died before the age of 1 year. IMR for US in year 2009 was 6.4. ...Read more

Morbidity (Definition)

An epidemiologist might talk about how much disability / how much lost work time is produced by a particular illness that is epidemic or endemic. A hospital "morbidity" conference deals with sickness that has developed in patients that might not have been expected ...Read more


Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more