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What Is The Pneumonia Vaccine Called
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
Rotateq or Rotarix: There are two rotavirus vaccines in the U.S.. Both are live-virus oral vaccines. Rotateq is given in 3 doses, and Rotarix is 2 doses. A baby can start with one vaccine, and should finish the series with the same vaccine, but he doesn't have to. It is ok for him to finish with the series with the other vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 different viruses: Sars was an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome that started in hong kong in 2003. Within weeks of the outbreak it was determined that sars was caused by a novel coronavirus. Influenza virus is entirely different species of virus. There is no cure for sars it is treated by supportive measures. Corticosteroids, Alpha interferon and lopinavir/ritonavir have been used. ...Read more
Vaxchora: “The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the vaccine for adults 18 – 64 years old who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. “Vaxchora has been reported to reduce the ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most common bacteria that cause meningitis in post neonatal period is it hemophillus influenza type b or streptococcus pneumonae?
German Measles: Three German physicians were involved with the description - confirmation / discovery of Rubella. Friedrich Hoffmann (1740), De Bergen (1752) & Orlow in 1758. This led to the name “German Measles”. Measles can present like the flu with a pink rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaxchora: "The FDA recently approved a single-dose live oral cholera vaccine called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR) in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the vaccine for adults 18 – 64 years old who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/cholera/vaccines.html. Dukoral® and ShanChol® are not available in ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing Dangerous: Like most childhood vaccines Hib Vaccine is safe and provides long term immunity to children against Hemophilus Influenza Bacteria which can cause invasive HIB Infection like Meningitis,Pnumonia and Otitis Media There is nothing danmgerous about HIB Vaccine at all ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hib vaccine reaction: Reaction to Hib vaccine: Mild reaction to shot includes local redness and fever. Usually occurs within 3 days of having injection. Major reaction: Such reactions from a vaccine are very rare, estimated at fewer than 1 in a million doses, and would happen within a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination. Major reaction include hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness. These would usually start a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccination. ...Read more
Two lobes: Bilobar pneumonia is a descriptive term that is based on the chest xray appearance of the pneumonia involving two different lobes of the lung. It could be both lobes of the same lung or on different lungs. It does not tell you anything about the underlying causative organism causing the infection, but tells you about the extent of spread of infection in your lungs. ...Read more
What is polio?
Who gets polio?
What causes polio?
What are the symptoms of polio?
Is there a treatment or cure for polio?
Poliomyelitis : Is a viral infection of humans that in about 1 in 100 infections will cause a febrile illness with asymmetrical weakness of muscles that if affecting the respiratory muscles may require respiratory support. In the heyday of the disease, in the 1940s and 50s, many children were placed in the old "iron lungs". There is no treatment but vaccination has basically eradicated it in the developed world. ...Read more
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