A child 1825 days are vital to the longterm health performance as the
child grows from infancy to adulthood. The child should be properly
taken care of during the 9 months in the womb and this care should be
more intensive even after birth till in the next 4 years in order to
save the child from future health issues like heart attack, kidney
problem and other childhood killer diseases.
This article will discuss 9 childhood killer diseases along with the
necessary medication a new born must take until he turns at least 5
years old to prevent against these illness.
Diphtheria usually infects the respiratory tract such as the nose and
throat and infect through bacteria in the coughs or sneezes of a
person who has the disease.
Sore throat, swollen glands, weakness, fever, grey material covering
the back of the throat etc
Diphtheria can destroy the kidneys, heart and nervous system.
It kills about 10% of patients.
Appropriate vaccine should be taken before and after infection.
Polio affects the nervous system. It is caused by a virus, affects
children under five years of age and can cause total paralysis within
Fever, fatigue, pain in the limbs, stiffness in the neck, vomiting, headache etc
Kill about 5 to 10% of patients.
One over 200 infections lead to permanent paralysis of the legs.
Total prevention through vaccine.
A deadly disease associated with diarrhoea illness.
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Children under 2 years face the greatest risk of death from the
dehydrating effect of vomiting and diarrhoea.
Rotavirus vaccines should be taken especially in the first two years
of baby's life.
Is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus.
Unpleasantness, high body temperature, fever etc
It can lead to blindness and death among young children.
Proper vaccine should be taken before and after infection.
Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus and is an highly
infectious inflammatory disease of the liver
Death from cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.
Taken of hepatitis B injection or vaccines before and after infection.
It is a respiratory infection as it affect the lungs and is the world
largest killer of infants.
Painful breathing through limited oxygen intake.
It accounts for 18% of deaths of infants worldwide as it kills
estimated 1.2 million children under the age of 5 years on an annual
Adequate nutrition, neat surrounding, immunization and taken of
antibiotics after infection.
It is a highly Infectious bacteria illness of the respiratory system
that causes intense coughing.
More common and dangerous for infants.
It can be prevented and treated with vaccines.
This is a high chronic and infections disease that infects the lungs
Uncontrollable and intensive coughing.
Loss of weight.
It can lead to hunch back I.e the bending of the spine and is highly
deadly particularly after continuous vomiting of blood.
Proper vTetanusaccine should be given to infants between 1-5 years of
life before and after infections.
This is one of the most popular illness affecting infants. It is
usually hard to cure if it has lead to serious complications.
Muscle spasms starting from the jaw muscles to all part of the body.
Seizure-like activity in the body which can lead to death.
It can kill within short period of infection.
It is advisable that parent adhere to government policy of given
tetanus vaccines to infants as at when due.
Parents should start caring for their baby right from the day of
conception and continues until the child is two to five years old to
help the baby survive childhood killer diseases and grow to a healthy
adult. Therefore, proper vaccines against childhood killer diseases
such as pneumonia, polio, tetanus, diarrhoea e.t.c should be given to
the child before infection.
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