Up to 90% of fetuses whose mother caught rubella during her first trimester of pregnancy will be stillborn or suffer the permanent organ damage of congenital rubella syndrome. Feel free to download and share without modification.
Dogs contribute up to 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans. Once neurological symptoms appear, rabies is almost 100% fatal. Be sure to vaccinate your pets, and seek immediate care if you are bitten by an animal. Feel free to download and share without modification.
HPV is a very common sexually-transmitted virus, and it is sneaky. It can be picked up from your very first sexual encounter, and you wouldn’t be aware it was there. The HPV vaccine currently protects against 9 strains of Human papillomavirus. All boys and girls should get the HPV vaccine during adolescence, to protect them […]
Your brain and spinal cord are protected by membranes called the meninges. Meningitis is an acute inflammation of these membranes, and it can can be very destructive. Even with antibiotic treatment, the meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis has a fatality rate of 10% or more. If you survive, you may still be left with permanent […]
While mumps rarely results in death (mortality), it was once a very common infection (morbidity) in the United States. The awful misery of a swollen salivary gland or two could last a week or more. Feel free to download and share without modification.