Enfermedades prevenibles con vacunas: Protegiendo tu salud y la de tu familia

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Protecting You And Your Family’s Health.​

Hello, dear readers! Today we will talk about some of the diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. Our goal is to provide you with clear and understandable information to help you keep you and your loved ones healthy.

1. Influenza (Flu)

The flu is a contagious disease that can cause fever, cough, sore throat and fatigue. There is an annual vaccine to prevent it, which is especially important for the elderly and those with certain health conditions.

2. Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can cause high fever, cough, conjunctivitis and a rash. Although rare today thanks to vaccination, it can still be dangerous if you are not protected.

3. Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can cause paralysis and other serious problems. Thanks to vaccination, it has been eradicated in much of the world.

4. Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver infection that can lead to serious health problems, such as liver cancer. There is a vaccine that can prevent it.

5. Tetanus

Tetanus is a bacterial infection that causes muscle stiffness and spasms. It is preventable with a vaccine that is usually given in childhood with regular boosters in adulthood.

6. Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be very serious, especially for infants. The DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine helps prevent it.

7. Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by various bacteria and viruses. Vaccines are available to prevent some forms of pneumonia.

8. Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease characterized by the appearance of blisters all over the body, accompanied by fever and general malaise. The chickenpox vaccine is effective in preventing chickenpox and its complications.

9. Rubella

Rubella is a viral disease that can cause skin rashes, mild fever and swollen lymph nodes. It is especially dangerous during pregnancy, as it can cause serious congenital problems in the fetus. The rubella vaccine is part of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and is crucial to prevent the disease and protect pregnant women.

10. Meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by bacteria or viruses, and can be life-threatening. Vaccines are available to prevent the most common forms of bacterial meningitis, such as meningococcus and pneumococcus.

11. Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is transmitted primarily through the consumption of contaminated food or water. The hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for those at higher risk of exposure, such as travelers to certain regions or people working in high-risk environments.

12. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b can affect different parts of the body and can be especially dangerous in infants and young children. The Hib vaccine helps prevent this disease and its complications.

These are just a few of the many vaccine-preventable diseases. Remember, getting vaccinated is one of the most effective ways to protect against serious diseases. If you have questions about which vaccines you need, be sure to talk to your doctor.

For more information, you can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention C CDC website. See you next time!

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