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Why Do You Need to Get A Rabies Vaccine?

A dangerous condition called rabies almost always ends in death. The central nervous system is affected by the rabies virus. Its symptoms, which precede coma and death, can appear days to years after exposure and include delirium (confusion), strange behavior, hallucinations, hydrophobia (fear of water), and insomnia. People who come into contact with an infected …

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How Well Does the MMR Vaccine Work?

The MMR vaccine is very effective at protecting people against measles, mumps, and rubella, and preventing the complications caused by these diseases. People who receive MMR vaccination according to the U.S. vaccination schedule are usually considered protected for life against measles and rubella. While MMR provides effective protection against mumps for most people, immunity against …

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Facts You Need to Know About Varicella Vaccine

The varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox, a highly contagious disease. It can result in an itchy, searing rash. The symptoms appear first on the chest, back, and face, then spread all through the body, causing between 250 and 500 itchy blisters. Varicella can be fatal, particularly in babies, adolescents, adults, pregnant women, and people whose bodies …

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Prevention of Polio

Polio (or poliomyelitis) is a disabling and potentially fatal illness caused by the poliovirus, that can infect the spinal cord and cause paralysis. The majority of the population diagnosed with poliovirus encounter no symptoms and survive without complications. Some individuals will have a sore throat, fever, exhaustion, nausea, headache, or stomach pain. Polio or poliomyelitis, …

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