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Where Is Scarlet Fever Found In The World
Throughout the US: Scarlet fever is found throughout the US. It is caused by group A streptococcus, found on the noses and throat of people. It is most commonly found in children ages 5-15 years. The classic symptom of scarlet fever is a sandpaper like rash. More about scarlet fever: https://www.cdc.gov/features/scarletfever/ ...Read more
Where in the world is scarlet fever mostly found ..... And why? Undeveloped countries due to lack of antibiotics?
The Robin: West nile virus must be produced in high numbers before being passed through mosquitoes. Birds are far and away the most frequent carriers. Robins look like they might be responsible for spread all over the country. Mosquitoes have to feed on the infected robin and then pass the virus on to human beings through a bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
InDevelopingCountrie: It is common only in developing or under developed countries in Asia,Africa and South America.It is rare in USA and other European countries and most cases are in people who have travelled in those countries. It is due to poor hygiene in contaminated water and food handlers not washing their hands properly and contaminated food ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I see cases yearly: Scarlet fever in the days before antibiotics was a truly scary disease. Weeks of high temperature and pealing red skin rash were often followed by other complications. Today it is muted by treatment. The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the erythrotoxin.Treatment kills enough strep to minimize the rash & shorten the illness. ...Read more
Everywhere: Scarlet fever is an old term for strep throat complicated by a red skin rash.About 20% of strep strains have the ability to create the red toxin & these are found worldwide.The rash emerges about 12hrs into an infection and disappears with treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Egypt: Unfortunately, due to a mass vaccination program in the 70s, where the same needle was used on multiple patients, many patients in egypt contracted hepatitis c. Of note, patients in the middle east are more likely to have genotype 4, whereas most patients in the U.S. Have genotype 1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best remedy for fluid in the lungs? My nephew is very sick confined in the hospital presently..
Developing Countries: Rabies are endemic in developing countries. Cases come from: asia (56% of worldwide deaths) and africa (44% of worldwide deaths)rabid dogs cause over 90% of human exposures to rabies and dogs cause over 99% of human deaths around the world. Number of deaths? At least 55, 000 cases a year, a vast number of them children. Other transmission animals: raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. ...Read more
Coccidiodomycosis: Initially can cause a pneumonia as the arthrospores are inhaled from the environment although many infections are asymptomatic. In a small number of patients, dissemination can subsequently be diagnosed in a variety of possible places including bone and cns. A chronic lung infection may also occur. ...Read more
Symptomatic: Symptomatic supportive therapy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it true that hay fever, other allergies originate in the gut? Caused by a virus or bacteria in the gut? Thank you.
Not really.: The ability to be allergic is inherited. If and to what you become allergic is influenced by multiple factors including exposures to foods, inhalants, infectious agents and the timing of those exposures. Other environmental exposures likely play a role, like pollutants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...Read more
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