vaccine-preventable diseases

Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus is spread when blood, semen, or other body fluids from an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected.

Hepatitis A

The hepatitis A virus is spread when someone ingests the virus during close, person-to-person contact or when someone eats or drinks something that is contaminated with hepatitis A virus.

Pertussis

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. The best protection is vaccination.

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral illness that causes fever and swelling of the salivary glands. The best way to be protected from mumps is to be vaccinated.

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