Infants, children and adults are all susceptible to infections which can be life threatening if not treated on time.These infections are caused by bacteria or viruses that thrive in our environment. Timely vaccination can prevent onset of many such infections
Caused by bacteria living in soil and affects the nervous system and causes muscles in the body to tighten.
Caused by bacteria transmitted from a cough or sneeze leading to swelling of membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Uncontrolled coughing and breathing difficulty caused by bacteria that enter through nose or throat.
Caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis.
Caused by bacteria that manifests in swollen lymph nodes, difficulty in swallowing and coughing.
Swelling of the liver caused by a virus spread through contaminated food and water. If not treated on time, it can lead to liver failure.
Swelling of the liver caused by a virus transmitted through contact with blood and body fluids. If not treated on time, it can lead to liver failure.
Severe loose motions in infants caused by a virus.
Bacterial infection characterized by high fever transmitted by contaminated food and water.
Seasonal infection caused by virus leading to fever, fatigue, cold and respiratory congestion.
Itchy rash with blisters all over the body caused by a virus.
Viral disease that attacks the nervous system and is transmitted from an infected animal bite.
The environment around us is increasingly subjected to stress due to demands of development. Add to that, the extremely hectic lifestyle of city dwellers often make them neglect their health. A strained body can break down anytime and falling sick is expensive as healthcare costs are rising by the day – insurance coverage notwithstanding. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to micro-organisms develop multidrug resistance genes, hence treatment and recovery can often be lengthy. Absenteeism from work due to illness causes losses to the individual as well as the economy.
It is therefore, essential to prevent disease before it strikes and vaccination is one way to keep infectious diseases at bay. Vaccines are now available for all the diseases listed above.