6 Deadly Diseases in Children

1- Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually appear in an infected person 10-12 days later and last for 7-10 days. Early symptoms usually include fever, often over (104°F), cough, runny nose, and swollen eyes.

2- Polio

This disease is usually found in young children. It can affect any part of the children's body. And the child becomes disabled for life. If polio occurs in the respiratory tract, the child may die.

3- Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body. Common symptoms of TB are chronic cough with bloody sputum, fever, night sweats and weight loss.

4- Pertussis

Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease. In this disease, the child's cough lasts for more than three months. If the breath stops while coughing, it can prove fatal.

5- Tetanus

It is also called muscle spasm. It usually starts in the jaw and then spreads to the rest of the body. It lasts for a few minutes. And then it is common for three to four weeks. A pregnant mother must get tetanus injections in the fifth month of pregnancy to protect the baby.

6- Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs. Symptoms usually include some combination of a dry cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing.

These diseases can be extremely dangerous for children. All these diseases can be avoided. If we vaccinate our children to prevent them. Because timely prevention is better than cure.