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At Medical Centre Pharmacy we strive to provide the most up to date information on many immunizations and diseases

Pertussis

November 5, 2013
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Commonly called whooping cough, pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis.

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In some countries, this disease is called the ‘100 days cough’ or ‘cough of 100 days’.
Symptoms are initially mild, and then develop into severe coughing fits, which […]

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Pneumococcal Disease

November 5, 2013
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A significant human pathogenic bacterium, S. pneumoniae was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century, and is the subject of many humoral immunity studies.

Streptococcus pneumoniae or pneumococcus is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus […]

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

November 5, 2013
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Herpes zoster is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body (left or right), often in a stripe.

The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the acute, short-lived illness chickenpox […]

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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

October 25, 2013
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A a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). HBV spreads by contact with an infected person’s blood, semen or other bodily fluid. An infected mother can give HBV to her baby at birth.
How can i determine if I have HBV […]

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