home > infectious disease center > infectious disease a-z list > immunizations index Immunizations ImmunizationsRelated Health Facts « Back to Immunizations Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Anthrax or Flu? - What You Need to Know Chickenpox Facts Flu Prevention for the 2005-2006 Season Hepatitis A From Green Onions Immunization Recommendations for Emergency Responders: Hurricane Immunization: National Immunization Awareness Month Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe? Medicare Pays - Get the Most from It! Mumps Facts Mumps Outbreaks One Baby Shot for 5 Diseases Public Health - Top Ten Achievements Of The Century! Seniors: Shots for Safety Smallpox & Bioterrorism Smallpox Q and A Vaccinations for Children: A Must Read Whooping Cough FAQs Whooping Cough Vaccine for Adolescents Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Is the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Safe? 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Symptoms and signs include cough, fever, shortness of breath, and chills. Tetanus Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by nerve toxins produced by the common bacteria Clostridium tetani. In a seven-day period after infection, a person Genital Warts (HPV) Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. HPV is primarily transmitted by sexual contact. While Mumps Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps Rabies Rabies is a viral disease that is transmitted via the bite of an infected animal. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and weakness. Treatment involves a Meningitis Encephalitis is a brain inflammation that causes sudden fever, vomiting, headache, light sensitivity, stiff neck and back, drowsiness, and irritability. Chickenpox (Varicella) Chickenpox (chicken pox) is a contagious childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Symptoms have an incubation period of 14 to 16 days and Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A) Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A) is one type of liver disease caused by a virus. Since hepatitis A is a virus, it can Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping cough (pertussis) is highly Flu (Influenza) Influenza ( Measles Measles (rubeola) is a highly contagious disease that's caused by a virus. Symptoms include a rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Treatment Diphtheria Diphtheria is a disease that causes symptoms and signs such as fever, enlarged lymph nodes, and swallowing problems. Erythromycin is the primary treatment Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations Hepatitis A and Polio A polio infection causes symptoms and signs such as paralysis, limb deformities, and even death. There is no curative treatment for polio. Treatment focuses Children's Health Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of children's health, including Travel Medicine Travelers should prepare for their trip by visiting their physician to get the proper vaccinations and obtain the necessary medication if they have a medical German Measles (Rubella) German measles is a disease that's caused by a virus. Symptoms include rash and fever for two to three days. The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine Meningococcemia Meningococcemia is a bloodstream infection caused by Neisseria meningitides. Meningococcemia symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and body aches. Teens Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Taking prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs or supplements should be discussed with your doctor. There are some medications that have been Is Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Contagious? 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