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Pertussis, a.k.a The Whooping Cough

Pertussis, more commonly known as the whooping cough, is a highly contagious, acute respiratory infection. Pertussis is most commonly diagnosed in infants and young children or in older children/teens whose immunity from their childhood vaccine has begun to fade…

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Diptheria

Diptheria

Medical September 10, 2012

Diptheria is a very serious bacterial infection. It usually affects the respiratory system but can also affect the skin. Diptheria is a deadly disease with fatality rates as high as 20% in young children and adults over 40 years of age…

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Tetanus

Tetanus

Medical September 10, 2012

Tetanus also called “lock jaw” is a serious disease caused by a bacterial infection. Tetanus is considered an international health problem. The World Health Organization estimates that there are approximately 1 million diagnosed cases of tetanus every year worldwide…

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