Love Babies?

Then Like Babies 411

Last updateTue, 28 Oct 2014 9pm

Back Home Information Station Immunizations Diseases Summary

Diseases Summary

Pin it

toddler md

 

 

This chart, obtained from the CDC, gives you an overview of vaccine-preventable diseases. For more information, click here.


 

 

Disease Caused by Spread by Signs and Symptoms Complications


Diphtheria
Bacterium —

Corynebacterium Diphtheriae
Air, direct contact


 
Sore throat, mild fever, membrane in throat, swollen neck
 
Heart failure, paralysis, pneumonia, death

 

Hepatitis A
Virus —

Hepatitis A
Personal contact; contaminated food or water Fever, stomach pain, loss of appetitie, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice, dark urine Liver failure, death

 

Hepatitis B
Virus —

Hepatitis B
Contact with blood or body fluids Fever, headache, malaise, vomiting, arthritis Chronic infection, cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, death

Hib disease
Bacterium —

Haemophilus
Air, direct contact

 
May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter blood Meningitis, epiglotittis, influenzae type b pneumonia, arthritis, death
 

Influenza
("Flu")
Virus —

Influenza
Air, direct contact

 
Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough
 
Pneumonia, Reye syndrome, myocarditis, death
 

Measles
Virus —

Measles
Air, direct contact

 
Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pinkeye
 
Pneumonia, ear infections, encephalitis, seizures, death
 

Mumps
Virus —

Mumps
Air, direct contact

 
Swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, malaise, muscle pain Meningitis, encephalitis, inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness
 

Pertussis
("Whooping Cough")
Bacterium —

Bordetella pertussis
Air, direct contact

 
Severe cough, runny nose, fever
 
Pneumonia, seizures, brain disorders, ear infection, death
 


Pneumococcal
("Pneumonia")
Bacterium —

Streptococcus Pneumoniae
Air, direct contact


 
Pneumonia (fever, chills, cough, chest pain)

 
Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis, death

 

Polio
Virus —

Poliomyelitis
Person to person

 
May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea
 
Paralysis, death

 

Rotavirus
Virus —

Rotavirus
Person to person, contaminated food or water Diarrhea, vomiting, fever

 
Dehydration electrolyte imbalance

 

Rubella
Virus —

Rubella
Air, direct contact

 
Rash, fever, lymphadenopathy, malaise
 
Encephalitis, arthritis/arthralgia, hemorrhage, orchitis
 


Tetanus
("Lock Jaw")
Bacterium —

Clostridium tetani

 
Exposure through breaks in skin


 
Stiffness in neck, difficulty swallowing, rigid abdominal muscles. Muscle spasms, fever, sweating, elevated blood pressure Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death


 

Varicella
("Chicken Pox")
Virus —

Varicella Zoster
Air, direct contact

 
Rash, fever

 
Bacterial infections, meningitis, encephalitis, pneumonia, death

baby logo small
Be sure to like, comment and share Babies 411 content with your friends to help keep babies healthy and safe.
 

 

 

 

 
FacebookMySpaceTwitterDiggDeliciousStumbleuponGoogle BookmarksRSS Feed

 

 

 

 
Related Posts:
Recommended Immunization Schedule
Recommended Immunization Schedule
Age Immunizations Due Birth
Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
Typical Side Effects of Vaccinations Redness or swelling at site. Pain
When to Notify Your Pediatrician after a Vaccination
When to Notify Your Pediatrician after a Vaccination
Notify your baby's healthcare provider if your baby experiences any of the following symptom
Vaccines: Fact Sheets
Vaccines: Fact Sheets
Review important information about specific immunizations below. These are the CDC’s Vacci