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Tetanus is contracted from a bacteria called Clostridium tetani
The bacteria can often get into the body through a wound, usually a puncture from anything from an insect bite to a splinter or an intravenous drug injection site
Tetanus can often be fatal and is an infectious disease
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Whooping cough which is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, is a highly contagious and acute respiratory infection. This illness which is the bane of many parents life usually mostly affects infants and young children. Thankfully it can be prevented by vaccination. Sometimes adults can contract this illness... Read all »
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The liver is essential for life and one physically cannot survive without it. The liver has many important functions
It helps the body to fight infection
It removes bad chemicals from the bloodstream
It helps the body to digest food
It stores vital energy
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How Is Diphtheria Transmitted?
Diphtheria is transmitted via respiratory droplets which are airborne. It is also transmitted to others by contact with hands which have rubbed infected noses or have been coughed on. Sometimes it can also be given to others by contact with infected skin lesions and more rarely by... Read all »
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But what those doctors conveniently forget to tell you is that the immune system is not just about antibodies. It’s a whole “system”. A system has various parts. Antibodies are just a part of the total immune system. The skin is also part of the immune system, and so are the mucous producing membranes in the... Read all »
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If, for example, your child has shown allergic reactions to gelatin or thimerosal, he should not be given the Tripedia vaccine or the Varivax varicella vaccine. Immune compromised individuals should not be administered the Rotateq rotavirus shots. Asthmatic kids or children using aspirin should be kept away from the... Read all »
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One reason to skip vaccines all together is their toxic contents. Vaccines contain toxic chemicals, heavy metals, genetically modified viruses that are either dead or weakened, adjuvants and untested antibiotics. The epidemic of autism is credited to the mercury, aluminum and some of the live viruses present in these... Read all »
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An example of this is the Pediacel vaccine. It is actually a five-in-one vaccine, protecting against pertussis, polio, HiB, diphtheria and tetanus. A number of studies done on the effects of combination vaccines conclude that they pose no greater risk than vaccines administered individually.
Many people are also... Read all »
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Vaccines contain weakened or dead viruses, bacteria, proteins and toxins. These antigens (foreign agents that are entered into the body) stimulate the body to produce antibodies. Antibodies fight antigens and protect the body against disease and infection.
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What Diseases are Infants Protected From?
Most of the diseases children are vaccinated against are very common, and given children’s weak immune systems these disease could be serious, life-threatening even. Some disease pose more of a risk during infancy than later, so kids are given those shots at birth, while... Read all »
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Tip # 1: Help them Visualize
It is common for children to panic at the sight of needles. They know what they do and how much they hurt. A common trick is to get the child distracted. Most doctors will start talking to the children while vaccinating. Trying to get their minds off the needle helps distract them.... Read all »
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Vaccinations start when the child is as little as 2 months old and continue till the child reaches 6 years of age. You can get a schedule of vaccinations from your local doctor.
Hepatitis B is a disease that affects the liver. Someone affected by this disease could become a lifelong carrier, developing serious... Read all »