Part of the Management of Common Diseases in Family Practice book series (MCDF)


Social change accounts for most of the dramatic improvement during the twentieth century in the mortality and morbidity of the common infectious diseases. However, immunization has played its part and the dramatic fall in the level of protection in the under-5-year-olds after the over-publicized scares of the early 1970s has already led to a major recurrence of whooping cough. It is a great relief that poliomyelitis has not followed.


Influenza Vaccine Measle Vaccine Whooping Cough Febrile Convulsion Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis 
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    Herman, J. J., Radin, R. and Schneiderman, R. (1983). Allergic reactions to measles immunization in patients hyperective to egg protein. J. Pediatr., 102, 196–199PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© D. Brooks and E.M. Dunbar 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middleton, ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Regional Infectious Diseases UnitMonsall HospitalManchesterUK

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