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Eight diseases that we almost forgot about because of the vaccination

Vaccination protects against many diseases. Only because of an effective vaccine scientists have won over just smallpox. Do you remember other insidious diseases that "vaccinate" vaccination?

1. Diphtheria

We know the disease by name. We owe it to DTP vaccination, which is a common vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and black cough. Diphtheria causes diphtheria bacteria that still exists. It can create a thick coating or lobster in the area of ​​the larynx and arterial arches. This leads to impaired breathing, heart failure, paralysis and death may occur.

2. Mumps

They are known for swollen faces and lower jaw. This occurs as a result of salivary gland inflammation. There is also fever, headaches and muscle aches and fatigue. A serious consequence may be male infertility caused by testicular inflammation. It is a contagious disease and there is no cure. The only way to protect yourself is to vaccinate.

3. Black cough

This highly contagious disease is characterized by seizures of bark cough. It is most at risk for infants who can not yet be vaccinated. Therefore, it is recommended that the mother be vaccinated during pregnancy and may give the child at least some antibodies. Unfortunately, the number of cases of black cough has increased in recent years. In 2016, over 600 cases were reported in the Czech Republic.

4. Measles

Did you know that a baby can get measles just by going to the room where the infected person stayed two hours ago? It is a very infectious disease and young children can endanger life. Mandatory vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is mandatory.

5. Rubbish

Rugs are transmitted by coughing and sneezing. They are extremely dangerous for pregnant women and developing fetuses. An infected expectant mother can abort or the infection can get to the fetus and cause developmental defects.

6. Type B jaundice

More than 780,000 people die due to complications associated with Type B jaundice a year. The disease is transmitted by body fluids. It is particularly dangerous for children - many mothers do not even know they are infected with this disease. A child can get up to the chronic stage of the disease. Vaccination against hepatitis B is part of the hexavaquin. It is a common vaccine against diphtheria, black cough, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B and hemophilia.

7. Tetanus

Tetanus causes painful muscle spasms and usually leads to death. The tetanus vaccine is part of the DTP and hexavacine.

8. Polio

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a potentially deadly viral disease. It spreads from man to man with dirty hands or contaminated water and food. Virus gets into the brain and can cause paralysis. Children's defense was eradicated in our country in the 1950s with the use of flat vaccinations. In some countries, however, it is still a threat. Vaccination is the best way to avoid illness. It's part of the hexavacine.

Author: Julie Vohryzková
Source: U lékař

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