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Immunization Related Terms

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  • Efficacy Rate

  • A measure used to describe how good a vaccine is at preventing disease.

  • Encephalitis

  • Inflammation of the brain caused by a virus. Encephalitis can result in permanent brain damage or death.

  • Encephalopathy

  • A general term describing brain dysfunction. Examples include encephalitis, meningitis, seizures and head trauma.

  • Endemic

  • The continual, low-level presence of disease in a community.

  • Epidemic

  • The occurrence of disease within a specific geographical area or population that is in excess of what is normally expected.

  • Erythema Multiforme

  • A medical condition characterized by inflammation of the skin or mucous membranes (including the mouth, throat and eyes). Erthema Multiforme has been reported following infection. Symptoms persist anywhere from 2 days to 4 weeks and include skin lesions, blisters, itching, fatigue, joint pain and fever.

  • Etiology

  • The cause of.

  • Exposure

  • Contact with infectious agents (bacteria or viruses) in a manner that promotes transmission and increases the likelihood of disease.

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