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This information is also not intended to provide specific human or veterinary medical advice or to take the place of the written law, regulations, or any medical professional. All the material presented on this web site is for educational purposes and we strongly suggest that you seek professional medical assistance if you believe you are ill with this or any other disease. In addition, the use of VFS is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

The VFS message board is used primarily by people who are not affiliated with VFS and we make no warranties of any kind regarding the messages that are posted, as their accuracy, safety, and validity are not evaluated by VFS. Although some posts may be removed at the webmasters' discretion, this does not necessarily denote acceptance of or agreement with any post that remains. In fact, some posters may create posts that are blatantly wrong and may offer dangerous advice. VFS takes no responsibility for any post on this board and we advise extreme caution before applying any information from this board. If you wish to follow the advice of any post on the board, you do so at your own risk and we urge you to consult a qualified medical professional before taking any action, as some advice could be hazardous to your health.


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