Mini-Vaccination Glossary

needle_1 The world of vaccines is ever evolving.  The needle in the image is becoming obsolete.  Hi-tech is the way to go, patches, implants, food and who knows what else!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled the time frame of 2011-2020 as the decade of the vaccine and has developed a global  vaccine plan.  You may want to take some time to review the symptoms of the following diseases listed below.

According to the view of conventional medicine there is no medicine, help or healing for any of these conditions, i.e infectious disease.  The only way to help yourself is with a vaccine. Vaccines are commonly touted as low risk. Yet vaccine usage is linked to the rise in diabetes, obesity, weaker immune systems, autism, ADHD and learning difficulties and may influence myriad other complaints. 

Acellular:  Vaccines that contain no cells, such as aP, acellular pertussis vaccine, hence “a” meaning without, in this case, “cellular” tissue.  Concerns about the safety of whole-cell pertussis vaccines prompted development of acellular vaccines that are less likely to provoke adverse events because they contain purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis.

Attenuated: In reference to a vaccine it is stating that the substance, i.e. bacteria or virus has been diluted or weakened.

Diptheria:   An acute contagious disease, attributed to the bacteria, Corynebacterium diphtheriae.   It is characterized by the formation of a false membrane adhering to the pharynx, larynx, and trachea.  It produces pain, swelling and obstruction.  The toxin may produce systemic affects including fever, prostration, heart damage, paralysis and rarely death.

Encephalopathy:  A general term for disorders or diseases of the brain.

Endemic:  A disease (or condition) commonly found in a particular people, region or environment.

Epidemic: A sudden severe outbreak within a region or group.

Haemophilus influenzae:  A bacteria that is found in the nose and throat of children and adults.  The bacteria can be present int the body of individuals but does not result in illness.  Haemophilus influenzae serotype B (Hib) is commonly associated with infants and young children and can lead to bacterial infection or meningitis.

Hepatitis:  Is inflammation of the liver which can have several causal factors.  Inflammation can be caused by bacteria, medication (i.e. acetaminophen), toxic agents and viruses including hepatitis A, B or C.  As with many illnesses symptoms may initially be few, but left untreated can progress to jaundice, lethargy and cirrhosis.  

Infectious Diseases:  A disease caused by a virus or parasite which can be transmitted to another host.

Killed-Virus or Inactivated Vaccines: Vaccines that contain microbes killed with chemicals or heat.  Formaldehyde is a substance commonly used in “inactivating” a pathogen.  This process disables the ability of the the virus or pathogen to replicate but enough integrity remains intact to enable the immune system to recognize it.

Measles (morbilli, rubeola): Is caused by a virus; one attack confers immunity.  Characteristics of measles after exposure include an incubation period of approximately 7 to 14 days, usually followed by coryza, cough, conjunctivitis and characteristic spots in the mouth (known as Koplic spots).  A few days later chills, fever and a red maculopapular eruption appears first on the face or behind the ears.  Three days later the eruption fades and is followed by a branny desquamation.

Meningitis:  Inflammation of the membranes, or meninges, that cover the brain or spinal cord; characterized by intense pain, high fever and muscular rigidity, especially the neck.

Mumps: A viral infection marked by swelling of the parotid salivary glands in from of each ear.

Pertussis:  A bacterial infection marked by severe, spasmodic coughing; also called whooping cough.

Pneumonia: Inflammation of the lung in which the air sacs fill with secretions and cells; marked by cough and chest pain.

Polio: A viral infection with symptoms that vary from mild (malaise, fever, headache and vomiting) to severe (weakness and paralysis).

Rotavirus:  Is the most common cause of severe diarrhea (gastroenteritis) in children.

Rubella (German measles, epidemic rubeola, French measles):  An acute viral infection.  It is milder than measles.  The rubella virus is transmitted when infected people sneeze or cough.  Once a person is infected, the virus spreads throughout the body in about 5-7 days. Symptoms usually appear two to three weeks after exposure. The most infectious period is usually 1–5 days after the appearance of the rash. Immunity is conferred after exposure

Tetanus:  An acute infectious disease.  Symptoms include intermittent painful tonic spasms of voluntary muscles and convulsions cause d by the bacterial toxin Clostridium tetani  affecting the central nervous system.  Symptoms include painful contractions of  the neck and jaw muscles.  Breathing can be affected.  Tetanus is commonly known as lockjaw.

Varicella:  A  herpesvirus infection that can lead to chickenpox or shingles.  It is characterized by an itchy rash which develops into blisters.  


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