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Top 10 Illnesses That Have Developed an Immunity to Vaccines

By    |   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 12:30 PM

The medical community has been issuing alerts about mutating viruses and increases in the frequency of infectious disease. The changes make it more difficult to control diseases that have become resistant to vaccines and antibiotics.

Here are 10 illnesses that have developed immunity to vaccines:

1. Influenza A is responsible for many of the flu epidemics with severe symptoms of sneezing, coughing, aching and high fevers. The virus often changes, making vaccines less effective during particular flu seasons. This is dangerous for the elderly, the very young and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma or heart problems.

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2. The strength of the whooping cough goes through four to five year cycles, so the effectiveness of the vaccine used to prevent it depends on the current strength of the disease. Mutation occurs more rapidly among groups that are not vaccinated.

3. Tuberculosis, also called TB, is one of the leading causes of death for preventable and curable infectious diseases. The spread of a drug-resistant form of the disease has increased the number of TB cases. Researchers continue to deal with the challenges and complications involved that include expensive drugs often having more side effects.

4. Malaria remains a serious problem despite treatment over the years because it has developed resistance to drugs and insecticides. The malaria parasite has been around for more than 50,000 years and it has been able to mutate rapidly to avoid threats.

5. Changes in the gonorrhea infection have increased in frequency over the years. It is still one of the most commonly reported diseases in the U.S. Gonorrhea increases the risk of the HIV virus, infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

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6. The streptococcus bacterium that causes bacterial pneumonia and meningitis continues to threaten populations throughout the U.S. It also results in bloodstream, ear and sinus infections.

7. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is hard to treat and even untreatable at times. It is becoming more common in hospitals. CRE has become resistant to nearly all antibiotics. Nearly half of patients who acquire CRE die.

8. Fluconazole-resistant Candida usually lives on skin and mucous membranes without causing infection. However, as it changes it can enter the bloodstream to cause infection.

9. Group A streptococcus causes many illnesses from strep throat and skin infections to more serious disorders, such as toxic shock syndrome, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever and even flesh-eating disease.

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The increase of salmonella, both typhoidal and non-typhoidal, occurs because of the rise in mutations. Salmonella can cause typhoid fever, food poisoning and gastroenteritis, according to the CDC.

This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.

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