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Vaccine Information

CHOLERA

Cholera is a bacterial infection of the small intestine that is often spread through contaminated water or food. Cholera results in vomiting and diarrhea, which leaves the patient at risk of electrolyte imbalance and dehydration. If not treated promptly, cholera can be fatal and causes up to 95,000 deaths a year.

DIPHTHERIA

Diphtheria is a rare but very serious respiratory infection that can damage the heart and other organs, as well as destroy human body tissue. It is spread by an infected person sneezing or coughing droplets with the disease on you. One out of every ten persons infected with diphtheria dies from the disease.

HEPATITIS A

The hepatitis A virus causes inflammation of the liver. It is contracted through the fecal-oral route by ingesting contaminated water and food or by close contact with an infected person. There are epidemics of hep A from time to time and recovery can take weeks or months.

HEPATITIS B

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is contracted through bodily fluids. The symptoms of hep B include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea and jaundice. Hepatitis B lasts for about six months, but it can turn into a long-lasting infection and may result in progressive liver disease, cirrhosis or liver cancer.

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne virus that can result in permanent neurological damage. Most cases are mild, but less than 1% of cases result in encephalitis (brain swelling), and between 20% and 30% of those patients will die. The World Health Organization says that a literature review shows 68,000 clinical cases every year.

INFLUENZA

Influenza, commonly known as ``the flu``, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle and joint pain, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. This can be prevented by yearly vaccination with ``Flu shot`` mainly before the onset of winter season in India.

POLIO

Polio (poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious and debilitating viral infection that is spread through contaminated food and water. The disease occurs in the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to the nervous system, where it can result in lifelong paralysis. Although there is no cure for polio, it is vaccine preventable.

RABIES

Death is the usual outcome of a rabies infection if it is not treated promptly. The rabies virus is contracted from bites or scratches from an infected animal (wild or domestic). Dog bites are the most common infection route, but bats are considered a risk worldwide, as well as cats and monkeys in some areas.

TETANUS

Between one third and one half of cases of infection by the tetanus bacteria result in death. Tetanus-causing bacteria is found worldwide in soil and in animal guts and contaminates many surfaces. It usually enters the body through a wound. Neurotoxins released by the bacteria cause muscle spasms that can eventually result in breathing difficulties and death.

HERPES ZOSTER

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is usually seen in old age or in immunocompromised patients like HIV, cancer or patients on steroids etc.

TYPHOID

Typhoid is caused by Salmonella bacteria growing in the intestines and in the blood. Typhoid is very infectious and is often spread through contaminated water or food. Typhoid symptoms include abdominal pain, confusion, headache and fever, constipation or diarrhea. In more severe cases, there may be enlargement of the liver and spleen or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.

YELLOW FEVER

Yellow fever is contracted from a bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is a serious, sometimes fatal, viral illness. Symptoms include fever, jaundice, muscle pain and nausea. Yellow fever can have a fatality rate as high as 60%. You may have difficulty entering certain territories if you cannot produce proof of immunity to yellow fever.

MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS

Meningococcal meningitis is an inflammation of the membrane of the brain and spinal cord that can progress to systemic infection. It is very serious and may be fatal. Meningococcal meningitis symptoms include: sudden fever, intense headache, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, a stiff neck and blood spots under the skin. Seek medical attention if these occur.

PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA/ MENINGITIS

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a type of bacterial pneumonia that is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (which is also called pneumococcus). It is the most common bacterial pneumonia found in adults, the most common type of community-acquired pneumonia, and one of the common types of pneumococcal infection. Similarly Pneumococcal meningitis is a life-threatening infectious disease that causes inflammation of the layers that surround the brain and spinal cord. These layers are called the meninges - they help to protect the brain from injury and infection. Both the infections are seen in adults and children and can be prevented by PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) which protects against 13 of the approximately 90 types of pneumococcal bacteria.

Genital Warts/Cervical Carcinoma

Genital warts are soft growths that appear on the genitals. They can cause pain, discomfort, and itching. Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by certain low-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). These are different from the high-risk strains that can lead to cervical dysplasia and cancer. HPV is the most common cause of all STIs. Men and women who are sexually active are vulnerable to complications of HPV, including genital warts. HPV infection is especially dangerous for women because some types of HPV have the potential to cause cancer of the cervix and vulva. These conditions are preventable with the help of vaccine which are indicated for both women and men.

MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA

Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases which have variable presentation ranging from very mild to less commonly but serious life-threatening condition.
Measles starts as a fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and a red, pinpoint rash that starts on the face and then spreading to the rest part of the body. If the virus infects the lungs, it can cause pneumonia. Measles in older children can lead to inflammation of the brain, called encephalitis, which can cause seizures and brain damage.
The mumps virus usually causes swelling in glands just below the ears, giving the appearance of chipmunk cheeks. Before the vaccine, mumps was the most common cause of both meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and acquired deafness. In men, mumps can infect the testicles (orchitis), which can lead to infertility.
Rubella is also known as German measles. It can cause a mild rash on the face, swelling of glands behind the ears, and in some cases, it can lead to development of small joints swelling and low-grade fever. Most of the children recover quickly with no lasting effects. But if a pregnant woman gets rubella, it can be devastating. If she's infected during the first trimester of pregnancy, there's at least a 20% chance her child will have a birth defect such as blindness, deafness, a heart defect, or intellectual disabilities.