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Yellow Fever

Going to South America or Africa? Consider a Yellow Fever Vaccination or Prevention.

“The most effective way to prevent infection from Yellow Fever virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes bite during the day and night.  Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, treat clothing and gear, and get vaccinated before traveling, if your doctor recommends vaccination” https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/prevention/index.html Use Insect Repellent Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellentsexternal icon with […]

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Smallpox

Smallpox Vaccine

“The Smallpox vaccine, introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796, was the first successful vaccine to be developed. He observed that milkmaids who previously had caught cowpox did not catch Smallpox and showed that inoculated vaccinia protected against inoculated variola virus.” https://www.who.int/csr/disease/smallpox/vaccines/en/ Smallpox was fatal in up to 30% of cases. Smallpox has existed for at least 3,000 years and was one of […]

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SARS

Remember SARS in 2002/2003? (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

There is still no vaccine for either SARS or MERS. Many scientists were close to developing a vaccine but lack of funding and containments of both syndromes resulted in research being abandoned. Writing in March 2020, Gabriella Nunez from clickorlando.com states that 8,098 fell sick from SARS with 774 dead across 20 countries. “SARS coronavirus […]

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Measles

More than 140,000 people died from Measles in 2019. Most deaths were from children under 5.

For more information please see; https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/05-12-2019-more-than-140-000-die-from-measles-as-cases-surge-worldwide “Infographic showing the age distribution of measles cases and the countries affected in March and the number of measles cases 2017-2019” (ECDC, 2019).

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Hepatitis-C

Get the cure for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver disease. It is estimated that 71 million people have chronic Hepatitis C virus infection. There is no vaccine available but a course of injections can cure 95% of cases. For further information please see: http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hhttpsepatitis-c

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Vaccines

Vaccines don't just protect YOU!

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/whatifstop.htm

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Vaccines

What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?

Nearly everyone in the U.S. got measles before there was a vaccine, and hundreds died from it each year. Today, most doctors have never seen a case of measles. More than 15,000 Americans died from diphtheria in 1921, before there was a vaccine. Only two cases of diphtheria have been reported to CDC between 2004 […]

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Covid-19

Interesting Read from the HSE in relation to Covid-19

Click the link below to find more information above Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

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Yellow Fever

World Health Organisation International Travel and Health Vaccine Information for Yellow Fever and Malaria country by country

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Vaccines

Vaccination Schedules

List of vaccination schedules by country…