Diseases and Immunizations
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus.
Diphtheria is a serious infection of the nose and throat caused by the diphtheria bacteria.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Hib is a severe bacterial infection which occurs mostly in babies and children under the age of 5 years.
Hepatitis A is a very contagious disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is spread orally and through skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity.
Influenza, or the flu, is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus.
Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus.
Meningococcal disease is a rare but severe infection caused by certain bacteria.
Mumps is a viral infection causing swelling of the salivary glands. It is spread through contact with an infected person’s saliva.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a respiratory infection that is caused by a germ (bacteria) found in the throat.
Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection caused by bacteria that attacks different parts of the body.
Polio is an infection that affects the nerve cells in the spinal cord. It is most commonly found in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Rabies is a serious and deadly disease caused by a rabies virus. The virus infects the brain and nervous system.
Rotavirus is an infection that can cause severe gastroenteritis (stomach flu).
Rubella (German Measles)
Rubella, also known as German or three-day measles, is caused by the rubella virus.
Shingles is a painful skin rash with blisters. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Tetanus is a disease caused by a bacteria that lives in dust, dirt and soil.