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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said on Friday.
VACCINATION is a method whereby killed or weakened antigens are administered to our body to create active immunity against specific pathogens (virus or bacteria).
The World Health Organisation said on Sept 5 it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts, not misinformation.
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts, not misinformation.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Every region in the world, expect the Americas, is experiencing an increase in the number of cases of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease that can kill or disable children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday with health officials saying the nation's progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early next year.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
Manila: As hundreds die in a severe dengue outbreak in the Philippines, many of them children, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was open to lifting his government’s blanket ban on the Dengvaxia vaccine.
Watch out if you or your child develop spots in your mouth, followed by body rashes, as you are likely to have caught measles, especially if you or your child have not been vaccinated against it.
Your travel plans should include a visit to your doctor for travel medicine and vaccination counselling before leaving home so that you can travel happy..