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Thursday, July 22

MMRV

MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA & VARICELLA ( chickenpox ) TARGET INNOCENT CHILDREN. Get Them Before They Get Close.

KNOW THESE THREATS AND PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM THEM.
They are Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chickenpox) who appear as harmless illnesses in children. However, infections from MMRV viruses can lead to serious complications that may involve hospitalisation and burden the family. Because MMRV viruses are highly contagious and mainly targets children, it is vital to prevent them from harming your child.



MEASLES


Most contagious vaccine~preventable infection in humans.
Spread by airborne or droplet exposure.
Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis ( red eyes ) and a rash.
May result in complications of the ear and pneumonia.





MUMPS


  • Acute infectious disease caused by the mumps virus.
  • May cause inflammation of brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord.
  • Common symptoms include swelling of salivary glands (near jaw line ) and pain particularly when chewing, fever and headache.
  • Known complications include permanent deafness, infection of other organ systems and sterility.



RUBELLA









  • A common childhood disease also known as German measles.
  • Virus is spread by airborne or droplet exposure and may be present in urine, feces and skin.
  • Birth defects if acquired by a pregnant women: deafness, cataracts, heart defects and mental retardation.



VARICELLA ( chickenpox )
  • The primary cause of chickenpox , a highly contagious illness.
  • Children may have as many as 200 to 500 spots, which occur in waves. High temperatures can reach up to 38.9oC.
  • The virus is easily spread through coughs, sneezes or direct contact with secretion from the rash.
  • May result in scarring, shingles (reactivation of varicella zoster virus ) and the central nervous system being affected.



























CHICKENPOX IS COMMON
as everyone has a 95% chance of having it something in life. It occurs in almost 90% of children below the age of 12.

But , did you know the various complications chickenpox can bring ?
  • Brain swelling and inflammation ( encephalitis; headaches, unsteadiness while walking, seizures )
  • Lung infection (pneumonia; cough, difficulty breathing)
  • Bacterial infection of the skin (cellulitis; painful,red and swollen skin )
  • Bone infection ( osteomyelitis; pain in infected area, difficulty in moving )
  • Joint infection ( arthritis , join pain )
There are chances that these complications will result in hospitalisation and in some cases , lose of life.



PREVENTING MMR + V ( Measles , Mumps, Rubella ) + ( Chickenpox )

Remember, contagious MMRV viruses mean higher infection risks for your child. An infection may spread to other family members plus burden parents who have to miss work to care for a sick child.
Now , additional protection from the VARICELLA ( chickenpox ) virus alongside the compulsory MMR vaccinations is available. You can spare your child from extra pain and injections by protecting against 4 threats at 1 go.

Ask your doctor how 1 vaccine protects your child from 4 deadly diseases.

1 comment:

umihoney said...

Thank you for the info ..useful indeed

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