20 Diseases That Are Almost History Thanks To Vaccines

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In 1952, Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine. Polio is an attacking disease of nervous system and it was being immunized to 80% of the world’s children in the late 90s, only in Pakistan and Afghanistan where polio remains endemic.

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Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcemia form of prevention is a vaccine N.meningitidis. This disease caused by bacterium Neisseria meningitides, widespread blood infection can result to sepsis- a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate that a major causes of death and disability