Disease prevention is key to public health. It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccines can protect both the people who receive them and those that they meet. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases. Many of these can come from other countries, including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and vaccine eradicated smallpox. For many years, vaccines have prevented many cases of infectious diseases and saved millions of lives, ...
Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 column: Vaccines are key to maintaining public health
11:59 PM, Jun. 18, 2013
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