Posts Tagged ‘Vaccination’
The recent resurgence of measles pushes the Ministry of Health to start in November, a mass vaccination campaign in all Quebec schools.
You will shortly receive information from your school board and the Public Health Agency of your area regarding this campaign. Read the rest of this entry »
Medical supervision of the child is provided for by regulations and follows a specific schedule.
During the first year, 9 exams are required:
- The first is by the pediatrician maternity within 8 days after birth.
- The 2nd before the end of the first month.
- The third in the second month.
- The 4th during the 3rd month.
- 5th in the 4th month.
- The 6th during the fifth month.
- The 7th at During the sixth month.
- The 8th during the ninth month. Read the rest of this entry »
Mumps is a viral disease that usually runs easily and is accompanied by fever and inflammation of the parotid gland. She leaves a life-long immunity. Mostly affects children between the 4th-10th Age.
The infection with the mumps virus, which is excreted in the saliva is infectious, by droplet infection from person to person. Complications are rare in this disease. Occasionally, a slight meningeal irritation or Mitinfektion other glands (eg pancreas) recorded.
In sexually mature boys or adult men it can cause a painful inflammation of the testicles, which requires medical treatment because they can lead to infertility. Read the rest of this entry »
Some still believe that vaccination is a way for pharmaceutical companies to secure their financial future. If so, it did not prove that vaccines least limit the spread of certain diseases that can be deadly for our children.
The recent resurgence of measles epidemic is at a demonstration.
Between 2000 and 2008 because the number of deaths due to measles fell by 78% in our country. But in recent years, the disease back in force. So much so that the authorities speak of an epidemic: 604 cases in 2008, more than 5,000 in 2010 but already 3800 … the first two months of 2011! In total, five children have died from a disease that should have disappeared from Europe …
And beyond the fact to protect her child, vaccination also helps avoid the large scale propagation.
“Vaccinating your child is important to protect it from serious illnesses, said Anaig Bellido, pediatric nurse in a hospital and a member of the association. It is also an act of solidarity, which can improve the health of an entire population. ” Read the rest of this entry »
Pertussis (or whooping cough) is a disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
And ‘one of the most contagious infectious diseases that are known so that a child with whooping cough can infect up to 90% of non-immune children in contact with. It is transmitted by air from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Read the rest of this entry »
Whooping cough – also known as whooping cough – is a bacterial infection that infects newborn babies. Whooping cough usually runs in three stages of the disease:
In the first stage of whooping cough begins like a common cold. Symptoms include runny nose and cough. After two weeks, the cold symptoms improve. During this time, whooping cough is extremely contagious.
In the second stage, the cough is always barking. to hear clearly is the retraction of the air we breathe. If breathing is difficult, the baby can turn blue. At first the baby is suffering under the attacks of coughing at night, and later during the day. Whooping cough can last up to six weeks.
In the third stage decreases the risk of infection. Only months after the whooping cough can occur at a common cold to whooping cough attacks. Read the rest of this entry »
Knowing when to vaccinate
So your child can get maximum protection against serious childhood diseases, it must receive all their shots at the right time. For your convenience, an immunization schedule of clarity has been developed for toddlers and children. This schedule may vary somewhat from one province or territory to another. Discuss with your doctor about your child vaccination schedule provincial / territorial and ask to him or her nurses, an immunization card on which you can record all your child will receive injections. Read the rest of this entry »
The influenza vaccine is well tolerated and its efficacy varies between 60% and 90%. Free from 65 years, it is recommended for younger adults. But what about the childhood immunization? Today, its usefulness is controversial.
In France, 2 to 8 million people are affected by influenza and 2,500 die each year. For twenty years, influenza vaccination rates remain stable: almost a French over fifteen years out of five vaccinated. In the elderly, this gesture seems to have come into common practice. But what about children and adolescents? Read the rest of this entry »
Diphtheria is an acute contagious disease. It is caused by the bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium diphtheriae. These bacteria differ a poison (toxin) from which the typical changes in the mucous membranes causes. Diphtheria can occur in any age, but it comes at all against children before. By immunization diphtheria in the developed countries is now rare. Without treatment, however, the disease is fatal in many cases.
The diphtheria is after the infection protection law notifiable disease. Details of the legislative requirements are available here. Diphtheria is transmitted over the air (droplet infection). In rare cases, transmission is via a touch and objects (contact infection) before. For this reason, the entry site of bacteria is usually the nose and throat. At these points, then connect 1 to 7 days after the first symptoms.
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes, which form deposits on off-white. The child is initially refused, and complad of neck pain and difficulty swallowing. It often reports of such atypical symptoms such as abdominal and joint pain. Also, sometimes vomit it. The first mild fever may also increase greatly under. Often, you foul-sweet smell from the mouth of the children smell one.
Affected people can infect others. The risk of infection from the outbreak of the disease. She also holds under treatment in so long as the pathogen is detected. Read the rest of this entry »