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The impact of vaccines, Interesting statistics before and after Diphtheria: Before vaccine in 1923: During early 1920s, 100,000 to 200,000 cases annually; 15,000 deaths in 1921 2012: one case...
Annual surveillance report shows hepatitis C deaths have more than doubled in a decade, syphilis hits all-time high Hepatitis B and C infections were the underlying causes of liver disease in 75 liver transplants and an estimated 1000 deaths in Australia  2013.    Figures from the report indicate a massive disease burden caused by the hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection
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To be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, you need immunisations throughout your life, not just in childhood. Use this quick checklist to find out what immunisations you may need depending on your Health, Age, Lifestyle and Occupation (HALO). Talk to your doctor or immunisation provider
High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
 Australian medical researchers are hailing the success of the campaign to vaccinate against the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV. After just four years, there's been an enormous decline in genital warts among adolescents. For some groups, such as girls between 12 and 17, the drop in cases amounts to 90 per cent.
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Doctors and some parent groups want health authorities to trial whooping cough vaccinations for pregnant women so that babies are protected against the disease during their first months of life. Watch video Josh Bavas
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The health department says 57 people have been diagnosed with the highly infectious airborne illness since the start of the year. Sixteen new cases have been reported since May 1. Several children were so ill that they needed hospital treatment.

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