A lot of people ask me this question: Can vaccinated people still contract the deadly Staph infection from those who have not received the vaccine? If I am not wrong, then the answer is a definite “yes.” The Staph infection is transferred through the fecal matter, on the skin, or other body fluids. The most recent outbreak was centered in Milwaukee where vaccinated children were infected with the infection.
Can vaccines help prevent serious diseases? The answer is a resounding “yes.” There is no doubt that vaccines can provide some measure of protection against the most serious diseases. However, researchers and scientists are learning that the protective factors offered by the vaccines are only effective if the body has developed some type of resistance to the disease. And once the immunity factor wears off, the virus goes into remission or disappears for good.
Can vaccines prevent serious and life-threatening diseases? Again, the answer is a resounding “yes.” When a person contracts any of the diseases mentioned above, they will generally experience symptoms within one to two weeks. Most often the first symptoms will show up approximately ten days after contact with the disease. This means that even if a person contracts the disease less than 10 days before exposure, the chances of experiencing symptoms increase greatly.
So how does one determine if they have contracted the disease? First, one needs to wait to see if the symptoms begin to show. This is especially important for children, as their bodies may still have a time frame in which they can develop the virus. For adults, the key is to wait to contact others or risk contracting the virus through their skin or eyes. The virus cannot be contracted through contact with objects or surfaces at all.
Can you still contract the disease if you are not touching any life or otherwise contaminated resources during your daily activities? While the answer to this question is tricky, it is not impossible. For example, if a person goes swimming and touches some underwater equipment, and then touches their eyes, it is possible that the virus could be passed on to another person. However, this scenario is much more unlikely. Therefore, it is wise to always wash any potentially contaminated equipment with hot water and/or disinfect with rubbing alcohol immediately upon entering the home or office.
Can a person who is suffering from the disease still transmit it to others? If the condition becomes severe enough, a person may feel that they need to contact other people. This is why it is critical to always wash hands thoroughly after touching objects, as there is a risk that they may contain traces of the disease. A person may become aware that they are infectious once they begin to feel tired or experience an itchy rash.
If a person does not have the disease but is experiencing symptoms of it, is there still a risk that the disease could be contracted by them? The answer to this question is no, vaccines have prevented most types of diseases before they ever reached the epidemic stage. Therefore, if you have not had the disease you should not worry about it.
If you have been diagnosed with the disease and are concerned about receiving the vaccine, you should speak to your physician about receiving the shots. The doctor will be able to determine the best course of action for you, based on the type of disease you have. Although some vaccines are available only for certain types of diseases, others are available universally. Therefore, if you are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as leukemia or cancer, it is best to receive the vaccine to prevent the spread of the disease. However, if you still have questions as to whether or not you can be protected by the vaccine, your physician will be able to answer those questions for you.