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    Ear and Throat Infections
    Children have a tendency to be vulnerable to ear and throat infections. For one thing, their ear passages are shorter and more horizontal than those of adults – this makes it easier for fluids to be trapped in the middle ear and germs can easily breed there. Once infected, their weaker immune systems will have ...
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    Community Acquired Pneumonia: Is Your Child Infected?
    Root of the problem Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) can be a serious infection in children and it can be caused by a number of different pathogenic microbes. The predominant pathogen in CAP, Streptococcus pneumoniae accounts for about two-thirds of all cases of bacteraemic pneumonia and is the most common cause of CAP in infants between ...
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    All About Pneumococcal Disease
    Who is at risk? Pneumococcal disease is prevalent among children under 2 years old, children staying in group child care and those who have underlying medical conditions such as HIV infection and chronic heart or lung conditions. Adults who are 65 years old and older presents higher risk of infection. Adults between 19 and 64 ...
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    Vaccines - The First Line of Defence!
    It is a fact of life that we cannot escape those tiny miniscule creatures called viruses and bacteria. There are billions of them mutating and multiplying out there that our bodies cannot possibly develop natural immunity to all the diseases they cause. Doctors and scientists are continuously studying and experimenting to develop new medicines and ...
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    The Dangers of Pneumoccocal Disease
    A quantitative study in 2005 among mothers in Penang and Klang Valley showed that 96 percent of respondents surveyed were not aware of invasive pneumococcal disease (PnD) and 91 percent of mothers were not aware of the existence of the pneumococcus bacteria. This is alarming especially when this disease can cause potentially deadly infections. PnD ...
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    Protect Against Pneumococcal Disease
    There are many threats to our children’s health. The figures say it all. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that approximately ten million children under five each year die from various diseases and infections. Infectious diseases contribute significantly to this number. Amongst the many infectious agents that wreak havoc in our children’s bodies, Streptococcus pneumoniae ...
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    Vaccinate Your Child Against Pneumococcal Disease
    Pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of serious illnesses in children and adults worldwide. The disease is a bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. Across the globe, more children die from pneumococcal infections than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Be Aware, Take Care Pneumococcal disease is highly contagious. S. pneumoniae, commonly ...
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    Flu Gateway For Pneumococcal Infection
    The influenza A(H1N1) pandemic, which first broke out in mid-April 2009, had relatively quietened down for a period of time. However, the resurgence of the disease early this year could mean that the second wave is already in its infancy. Though the current situation is nowhere near as serious as the situation back in 2009, ...
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    Power Up Against Pneumococcus!
    The influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, which occurred in 2009, is now in its post-pandemic stage. Although there have been no large outbreaks of influenza in recent months, it does not mean that influenza is a thing of the past and something we no longer have to worry about. Influenza is not just the “flu” or ...
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    Fight Pneumococcus!
    Your body has a natural defence system against harmful organisms such as bacteria and viruses. When these germs invade the body, your immune system makes antibodies that help destroy them. The next time you are exposed to the same infection, your body automatically recognises it and produces the same antibodies to destroy it! Vaccinations work ...