Also known as DTaP, DTP is a combination vaccine that provides immunity against three diseases – Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. Usually, the vaccine is provided to children of the age 2 months to 6 years as 5 shots after certain intervals. As these diseases are considered fatal, children should be vaccinated as early as possible.
Pneumococcal diseases are becoming more common among adults these days. Each year pneumococcal diseases kill thousands of adults around the world. Additionally, another handful ends up in the hospital. Pneumococcal infection is caused by the bacteria named ‘Streptococcus pneumoniae’ which causes infection in the lungs (pneumonia), the lining of the brain (meningitis), bloodstream (bacteremia), and
Hepatitis can be generally defined as a disease which causes inflammation of the liver which can turn serious and life-threatening. The causative agents of hepatitis are usually different types of viruses which are classified as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E. Though the diseases caused by these viruses are similar,
It is very rare for babies to get measles because they are vaccinated for it with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Ever since 1980, the MMR Vaccine has helped to prevent about 2.6 million deaths every year. However, it is prevalent in developing countries like India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The outbreak is