All you need to know about infectious diseases in kids – and how to prevent them

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Read more about the various infectious diseases that puts kids at risk and learn how to prevent against them.

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another.1

Read more about the various infectious diseases and learn how to prevent them.

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Speak to your doctor to learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from these infectious diseases.

References:

1. World Health Organization– Health Topics – Infectious Diseases. Available From :  www.who.int/topics/infectious_diseases/en/ ; Last Assessed 8 May 2014

2. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Diphtheria; Available from: www.cdc.gov/diphtheria/about/index.html; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

3. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Tetanus; Available from: www.cdc.gov/tetanus/about/index.html; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

4. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Pertussis; Available from: www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/index.html; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

5. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Haemophilus influenzae Disease; Available from: www.cdc.gov/hi-disease/about/index.html; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

6. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Information for Parents: Polio; Available from: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/downloads/PL-dis-polio-color-office.pdf; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

7. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Polio Disease In-Short; Available from: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/in-short-both.htm; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

8. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Information for Parents: Hepatitis B; Available from: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/hepb/downloads/PL-dis-hepb-bw-office.pdf; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

9. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public; Available from: www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/bFAQ.htm; Last accessed 12 Feb 2014

10. Parashar UD et al; Rotavirus and severe childhood diarrhea; Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2006, February; Volume 12; 2; 304-306

11. Phua et al; Hospital Based Surveillance of RVGE in Singapore; WPCCID 2010

12. Bernstein David I; Rotavirus Overview, The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; March 2009, Volume 28 (3):S50-S53

13. NIAID NIH News; Oral Vaccine Protects Infants from Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea First Success in a Developing Country; Available from: www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/1997/Pages/rotavirus.aspx; Last accessed 11 Dec 2013

14. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; Tools for healthier lives: Rotavirus; Available from: www.mayoclinic.com/health/rotavirus/DS00783; Last accessed 11 Dec 2013

15. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Publications – Pink Book Rotavirus; Available from : www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/rota.pdf; Last accessed 28 Mar 2014

16. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Pneumococcal Disease: About Pneumococcal Disease; Available from: www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/about/index.html; Last accessed 07 Apr 2014.

17. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Hepatitis A General Information; Available fromwww.cdc.gov/hepatitis/A/PDFs/HepAGeneralFactSheet.pdf; Last accessed 10 Jun 2014

18. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – Meningococcal Disease; Available from: www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/index.html; Last accessed 10 Jun 2014

19. Health Promotion Board, Singapore - Disease and Conditions – Influenza; Available from  www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/dandc-article/552 ; Last accessed 8 May 2014

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