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2005, vol. 44, iss. 4, pp. 55-59
Immunization and getting diseased from some respiratory, vaccine-preventable diseases
aInstitute of Public Health, Kragujevac
bClinical Centre Kragujevac, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Keywords: immunization; prevention; contagious diseases
Abstract
Contagious diseases present the leading causes of getting diseased and mortality in different parts of the world, regardless of improved socio-economic life conditions. The most important among them are the diseases which can be spread by air and water. Immunization against contagious diseases presents the most effective form of prevention, ending, elimination and, where possible, eradication of disease. When there are good programmes of immunization properly implemented, and when they greatly cover the population which they refer to, the changes in frequency of vaccinable diseases can be observed, eg. contagious nosological entities that could be prevented by vaccination. Certain vaccines protect from bacterial or viral infections and reduce the possibility of infection, that is, prevent its transmission. The objective of the research is to point to the results of conducting the compulsory systematic immunization and to examine the effect of immunization on spreading of some respiratory vaccine-preventable diseases within Šumadija Region. This study shows the scope of immunization and spreading of some respiratory vaccine- preventable diseases, before all morbilli, parottitis epidemica, rubella and pertussis, in Šumadija Region for the last ten years. By means of great scope of compulsory immunization, the aforementioned respiratory vaccine-preventable diseases could be prevented.
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