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What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

Which infectious: disease.? Check CDC site for information one various infectious diseases ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more


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Why is heart disease one of the major killers of the world?

Why is heart disease one of the major killers of the world?

Exercise/diet: As countries become more "western", they exercise less and eat a high-fat diet. When a third world countries becomes more like the United States, they exercise less, drive around in cars, and eat a fatty diet. Subsequently, they develop heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and heart disease becomes the leading cause of death. ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1950's?

Down dramatically: The number of people dying of cardiovascular disease in the last 50-60 years has decreased greatly. This is due to improvements in treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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What is the implication of cocci being found in the lungs of someone with severe copd? The patient is extremely confused & agitated most of the time

What is the implication of cocci being found in the lungs of someone with severe copd?  The patient is extremely confused & agitated most of the time

Quite concerning: Could well be pneumonia, but confusion and agitation could well be due to hypoxia, and this needs immediate attention. The confusion could be due to other causes such as medication rxtns, or alzheimer's. See your doctor today! ...Read more

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How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1920's?

How has the number of people dying of cardiovascular disease changed since the 1920's?

Age adjusted, Yes!: Cdc achievements in public health, 1900 -1999: since 1921, heart disease has been the leading cause of death and since 1938 stroke has been the 3rd leading cause of death. Together they account for 40 % of all deaths. Since 1950 age adjusted death rates from cardiovascular disease has declined 60%. Attributed to decreased smoking & etter treatment for blood pressure and diabetes in minorities. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of huntington disease in the population?

What is the frequency of huntington disease in the population?

Huntingtons frequenc: The prevalence of Huntingtons disease is about 5 for every 100,000 people in the world. ...Read more

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Brazilian government, in recent days, has related to zika disease transmitted by the mosquito aedes aegypti the cause of the occurrence of births of children with microencephaly. Is this relation scientifically proven? I know that a batch of vaccine agai

Brazilian government, in recent days, has related  to zika disease transmitted by the mosquito aedes aegypti the cause of the occurrence of births of children with microencephaly. Is this relation scientifically proven? I know that a batch of vaccine agai

Causal relationship: is being investigated by WHO, but has not yet been proven. There is no vaccine available for clinical use at this time. Other viruses, like Rubella, if contracted by pregnant women, are known to cause microcephalic, Intellectual Disability & Autistic Spectrum Disorder in progeny. 789 cases of microcephaly in newborns in Northeast Brazil as of November are being investigated as to the cause. ...Read more

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What is the manifestation of wilson's disease in female?

What is the manifestation of wilson's disease in female?

Same as in male: Miss it, and the person becomes unable to move normally, then paralyzed. The liver develops cirrhosis and ultimately fails. There's moderate hemolysis and often a Fanconi syndrome of the proximal tubule. ...Read more

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What percentage of the people in Africa is infected with aids now? Is it at the point of no return?

What percentage of the people in Africa is infected with aids now?  Is it at the point of no return?

There's still hope: The prevalence of HIV depends on the country, but it can be shockingly high in some places. However, there is still hope. Yesterday npr ran a story about botswana, where rates are very high, but where the government is now supplying treatment for all citizens. Treating people with HIV drastically reduces transmission, and can even slow the epidemic. ...Read more

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What modern day epidemic is similar to the progression of the plague?

What modern day epidemic is similar to the progression of the plague?

Epidemic: Plague, which has been pandemic, is in many ways different from Ebola, which is currently epidemic in West Africa. Yersinia pestis is part of a cycle involving bacteria infected rodents who infect fleas, who infect people. Ebola is theorized to be spread by fruit bats that drop contaminated fruit, which is then eaten by Diuker antelopes, monkeys, apes or other mammals. ...Read more

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What's the incidence (how widespread is the disease) of cryptosporidiosis?

What's the incidence (how widespread is the disease) of cryptosporidiosis?

See below: Cryptosporidium is found world wide except in antartica. Only 2426 to 3793 cases per year were reported in the usa from 1995-2002. The number of reported cases increased to 8000 per year from 2005-2007. Estimates suggest that more than 300, 000 persons in the usa are affected each year. The difference is caused by the underuse of diagnostic tests and underreporting. ...Read more

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What is the most prevalent type of cancer of the skeletal system?

What is the most prevalent type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastatic lesions: Tumors of adults that spread to the skeletal system are the ones most frequently encountered. This is seen in metastatic lung, breast and other solid tumors. Primary tumors do arise in younger individuals such as Ewing Sarcoma, Chondrosarcoma and Osteogenic Sarcoma. Other lesions such as multiple myeloma can frequently be seen as lesions involving large areas of the skeletal system. ...Read more

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Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?

Does my risk of Lyme disease increase if the tick head gets stuck in the skin during the removal process?

Lyme Disease: Only blacklegged ticks in the highly endemic areas of the northeastern and north central U.S. Are commonly infected. Finally, blacklegged ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours before they can transmit lyme disease. This is why it's so important to remove them promptly and to check your body daily for ticks if you live in an endemic area. ...Read more