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- n. The use of homeopathy to prevent disease.
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Fourthly, perhaps there is a bit more to be said on the idea of 'homeoprophylaxis', that is, immunization by homeopathy.
The notion of homeoprophylaxis has not received support from systematic trials and has no place in conventional medicine.
According to a report at a conference on homeoprophylaxis was held in Cuba in late 2008, sponsored by the Finlay Institute, the Cuban manufacturer of the nosode, the levels of subsequent morbidity were below those expected given the rainfall and season.
Cuba gave 2.4 million people two doses of a leptospira nosode as homeoprophylaxis against an expected outbreak of leptospirisis (a bacterial infection spread by rats) after unusually heavy rainfall.
I just added a reference to what seems to be an important study on homeoprophylaxis that was sponsored by the Cuban government and that involved 5 million people.
Was it the vaccine? was it the homeoprophylaxis? or did the sewers survive this time?
Cuba gave 2.4 million people two doses of a leptospira nosode as homeoprophylaxis against an expected outbreak of leptospirosis (a bacterial infection spread by rats, or by contaminated water) after unusually heavy rainfall.