Which is an example of a disease being eliminated?

Which is an example of a disease being eliminated?

When a disease stops circulating in a region, it’s considered eliminated in that region. Polio, for example, was eliminated in the United States by 1979 after widespread vaccination efforts. If a particular disease is eliminated worldwide, it’s considered eradicated. To date, only one infectious disease that affects humans has been eradicated.*

When does a disease stop circulating in a region?

When a disease stops circulating in a region, it’s considered eliminated in that region. Polio, for example, was eliminated in the United States by 1979 after widespread vaccination efforts. If a particular disease is eliminated worldwide, it’s considered eradicated.

Are there any diseases that mankind is winning the fight against?

Growing antibiotic resistance, the dramatic rise in obesity related diseases and problems associated with an ageing population are all cause for concern. But how about the diseases that mankind is winning the fight against?

Why are so many diseases making a comeback?

Measles isn’t the only vaccine-preventable disease seeing a resurgence. Cases of pertussis and mumps have also been on the rise, and while vaccine refusal is certainly a factor, there’s another culprit potentially at play: insufficient or waning immunity. 6 

Growing antibiotic resistance, the dramatic rise in obesity related diseases and problems associated with an ageing population are all cause for concern. But how about the diseases that mankind is winning the fight against?

Measles isn’t the only vaccine-preventable disease seeing a resurgence. Cases of pertussis and mumps have also been on the rise, and while vaccine refusal is certainly a factor, there’s another culprit potentially at play: insufficient or waning immunity. 6 

Why are some diseases can be eradicated and…?

First, it has to be easy to diagnose and it can’t lie dormant in a patient for a long period of time. It must rise and decline cyclically and induce natural immunity in survivors. Also, it can’t have an animal reservoir, like mosquitos or armadillos.

Are there any diseases you almost forgot about?

Diseases You Almost Forgot About (Thanks to Vaccines) #1. Polio. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease that is caused by poliovirus. The virus… #2. Tetanus. Tetanus causes painful muscle stiffness and lockjaw and can be fatal. Parents used to warn kids about… #3. The Flu