“Measles is one such disease that critics say was already in decline before the advent of an effective vaccine” (Requiring Mandatory Vaccination is Dangerous 3) For MMR and MMRV vaccines, very serious side effects have been proven to effect the body and cause severe problems. “Deafness, seizures, and permanent brain damage have all been connected to the MMR and MMRV vaccines.” (Vaccines: Vac-Gen/Side Effects 6) According to an article posted by the CDC called “Vaccines: Vac-Gen/Side Effects”, MMR has a chance of 1 in 3 million children developing Encephalitis or inflammation of the brain, which can lead to brain problems later in life. Dr. Jacques Moritz states that he is pro vaccine, but “...not pro that the physicians don’t know the risks and side effects” (Chitale 2) Doctors should be properly informed of a vaccine before they present that vaccine to the patients or parents and correctly warn the patients or parents before administering the vaccine, but sometimes they hardly scratch the surface when describing the side effects, skipping the important parts and leading the patients into a false sense of safety with a
In general, both children and adults with sickle cell anemia are more vulnerable to infections. This vulnerability is the result of spleen, the organ that filters blood, damage from sickled erythrocytes. Spleen damage prevents the organ from destroying bacteria in the blood. All individuals with the disease, especially young children, are susceptible to bacterial infections such as sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis (Bindon, 2004). Pneumococcal infections was the principal cause of death in children with sickle cell anemia until physicians began routinely giving penicillin on a preventive basis to those who are diagnosed at birth or in early infancy (Bownas, 2000).
In conclusion, there are many similarities and differences between the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the H1N1 pandemics. The differences are that the Spanish Flu of 1918 was more deadly than H1N1 and H1N1 has hardest hit the age group between 25 to 49 years of age. The similarities are that research has proven that H1N1 is a descendant of the more deadly Spanish Flu, and both influenza started in the Springtime. Hopefully, the scientist who are studying H1N1 will produce a vaccine that will prevent and fight against this dangerous
Sickle Cell anemia is a genetic disorder that causes the red blood cells to assume an abnormal sickle shape, making it difficult for blood to flow through vessels and deliver oxygen throughout the body. During the 19th century sickle cell anemia was a deadly disease; the average child born lived to be only 14. However, over the last four decades with the development of technology, early intervention techniques and newborn screening programs have helped turn this disease into a manageable chronic illness. Nowadays, most patients with sickle cell disease live longer than in the old days. Penicillin, which is an antibiotic, was the first medication given to a patient because the first symptoms the patients died
The Tdap vaccine was updated and they added in some new specifications like the vaccine is now recommended for all persons who are close contacts of infants or children less than one year of age and this includes all parents, grandparents, child care providers, etc. The Tdap vaccine is now recommended in pregnant women greater than twenty weeks into the pregnancy. The HPV vaccination is now recommended in to be used routinely in males eleven to twelve and is highly recommended in individuals who are immunocompromised, test positive for HIV virus or men who have sex with men. Another change made to the adult schedule was to the Hepatitis B vaccine. This year they added that all persons under sixty years of age diagnosed with diabetes should get this vaccine soon after diagnosis and now recommend that individuals over sixty can get the vaccine if the physician feels necessary, but they have to consider the risk and likelihood of an allergic response occurring and other
Children who have lost their mothers are 10 times more likely to die prematurely. Over 80 percent of maternal deaths are caused by hemorrhage, sepsis, unsafe abortions, and hypertensive disease. These deaths could have been prevented with adequate access to reproductive health services equipment supplies and skilled health care workers. (United Nations,
In Feb 2002, the Lyme disease vaccine was removed from the market citing poor sales when in fact a number of folks who received the vaccine reported symptoms worse than the disease itself such as incurable arthritis or neurological impairment. Another vaccine, an previous Rotavirus vaccine also known as the Rota shield, was removed from the market in 1999 due to an association between the vaccine and life threatening bowel obstruction or twisting of the bowl, children immunized with the vaccine were three to seven times more likely to develop an uncommon kind of bowel
If not treated, the flu can spread quite rapidly, it can be passed through the air after someone coughs or sneezes or spread through hand contact (Influenza [Seasonal]). The virus will then start to infect the host and begin to multiply by inserting their RNA into the host. It will continue to multiply until it is treated with a vaccine. Someone with the flu may get a headache and always feel sore. Muscle and joint pain may occur, causing the infected person to not want to move.
The Mysterious Tragedy of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one of the biggest ways for an infant to die. It is not proven exactly what causes SIDS, but risk factors include alcohol, sleeping on their tummy, and maternal smoking. SIDS is an unexpected death of what seems to be a healthy infant, whose death continues to be unidentified even after the autopsy has been completed (Lerner, McClain, & Vance, 2002). Every year the number of infants who die of SIDS is higher compared to those who die of different conditions or diseases (Hauck, Horne, & Moon, 2007). An infant under the age of one is at risk of SIDS and it could affect the infant at anytime it does not discriminate, although there are many risk factors
Most of the time 3 out of 4 kids that was born into a wealthy or poor family would die before reaching the age of 5. During this time, not a lot of people understand the needs that infants require, such as nutrients or treatments for illness. If infants were to get sick in the 1500’s, they would most likely die compared to today where we would just drink the medication and we’ll be cured. Thus, technology plays a huge role on mortality rates from then versus now. Thanks to advance science research and technology, we are able to make antibiotics for whatever illness we might have.