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Photos are courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. They illustrate better than words how devastating these diseases can be.

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Diphtheria
Diphtheria - note swelling in neck

Chicken Pox
Bullous Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Chicken Pox
Hemorrhagic Varicella
This baby died of this strain of Chicken Pox.

Hib Infection
Young Girl with Hib Infection-this child is very sick.

Gangrene and HIB
Infant infected with Hib acquired secondary infection causing gangrene in hand.

lock jaw tetanus
Tetanus - Infant has lockjaw due to tetanus. Cannot open his mouth to eat.

rubella
Infant Rubella - hemorrhagic lesions.

small pox
Small Pox - Although erraticated, this devastating disease could return if children and adults were not vaccinated.

Chicken Pox
Chicken Pox (Varicella) oral lesions

Chicken Pox
Same child as above - varicella rash. This child was infected by her sibling who had a mild case.



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