Vaccines | Infectious Diseases

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Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens that can spread between individuals directly via bodily fluids, indirectly by coughing or sneezing or through vectors like mosquitos.
A critical way to prevent or reduce the spread of infectious diseases is through vaccination. Several vaccines excist for infectious diseases like Rabies, Yellow Fever, Polio and Hepatitis B. Additionally, vaccination is one of the most cost-effective investments in health and economic development. While vaccines can protect individuals against diseases, the WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that yearly about 1.5 million children under the age of five die from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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