According to the CDC, “approximately half of the babies less than one year old who get pertussis need treatment in the hospital” (Fast Facts). The pertussis vaccine, discovered in 1906 was developed by Bordet and Gengou. It is a common virus that is more well known for affecting babies. The virus also known as “Whooping Cough” for the sound the host makes while trying to catch their breath. A single person with, “pertussis can infect up to 12 to 15 other people” (Pertussis F.A.Q).
In the 1990’s about 4 million people caught the chickenpox virus. About a 150 die each year from chickenpox. There are more than 3.5 million cases of chickenpox each year. Each year there are about 9,000 people put in the hospital from chickenpox. Each year about 100 people die.
The cause of death is usually diarrhea, but behind it is acute deficits of necessary micronutrients. About 2 million children die from pneumonia. Antibiotics to treat it cost 27 cents a dollar. Their families lack them. In total, 18 million people die each year from poverty-related causes.
How the flu affects children A. Children are at a higher risk for catching the flu. 1. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, Each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications. 2.Children should be vaccinated in the month of October if possible.
Approximately 7.0% of the world’s population is thalassaemia carrier and an estimated 300,000 babies are born each year with this disorder. More than 80% of these births occur in low or middle-income countries. These countries have limited resources where priority tends to be given to combat high rates of infant and child mortality from infectious diseases and malnutrition (Weatherall, 2001). As a result, thalassaemia receive little
Pediatric pneumonia is the most common cause of mortality in children. Although , there are cures for this infection , if not detected early , it can pose to be life threatening. Most cases of pediatric pneumonia are found in developing countries like Bangladesh , Nigeria and the Sub Saharan Region. According to WHO , as of 2013 , the causality rate caused by pneumonia is at 2 million, amongst children under the age of five. This dramatically rising number proves that there is a need to understand the etiology of this infection , and determine what factors can be assessed to help in early detection of pneumonia.
`I’m here to talk about yellow fever. Yellow fever is a virus that is spread through mosquito bites. When you travel to places like South America or Africa you need to be careful about things you do and watch out for mosquitos. It usually takes about a week for the symptoms to occur. You can get a vaccine when you go to places like South America or Africa.
Approximately 100,000 heart valve replacements are performed each year in the U.S. It is estimated that patients requiring heart valve replacements will be tripled from 290,000 in 2003 to 850,000 by 2050 (Yacoub and Takkenberg 2005). It is estimated that 5 million patients in India are suffering from heart valve disease and every year 50, 000 new patients are diagnosed with heart valve disease. Heart valves may become impaired either due to tightening of the valve preventing forward flow of blood which
Once you get the herpes simplex virus one, you will have it for the rest of your life. The virus can reoccur when you have a viral infection, a fever, hormonal changes, stress, fatigue, exposure to sunlight and wind, and changes to the immune system. Risks and complications with the HSV-1 are: HIV/AIDS, severe burns, eczema, cancer chemotherapy, anti-rejection drugs, transferring the HSV-1 to other body parts, getting it in your eyes, having eczema increases your risk to spreading the HSV-1, and transferring the HSV-1 to your organs if you have a weakened immune system. You can try and prevent it as much as possible by avoiding skin-to-skin contact with people while blisters are present, avoiding sharing items while blisters are present, and keeping your hands as clean as