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Diphteria

Symptoms

Diphtheria cause:

  • Severe sore throat
  • High fever
  • Respiratory and heart problemss
Complications

Possible complications of diphtheria include:

  • Paralysis
  • Death (5% to 10% of cases)
Vaccines

The vaccines available to prevent diphtheria and its complications are:


Whooping Cough (pertussis)

Symptoms

Whooping cough cause:

  • Violent coughing fits that may persist for months
  • Difficulty eating, drinking, and breathing
Complications

Possible complications of whooping cough include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Convulsions
  • Brain damage (1 case per 11,000)
  • Death (0.4% among babies)
Vaccines

The vaccines available to prevent whooping cough
and its complications are:


Tetanus

Symptoms

Tetanus cause:

  • Jaw spasms
  • Vocal chord spasms
  • Full-body muscle spasms
Complication

Possible complication of tetanus is death (10% of cases).

Vaccines

The vaccines available to prevent tetanus are: