Immunization Related Terms
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The sudden onset of a jerking and staring spell usually caused by fever. Also known as convulsions.
Development of antibodies in the blood of an individual who previously did not have detectable antibodies.
Measurement of antibodies, and other immunological properties, in the blood serum.
Study measuring a person's risk of developing a particular disease.
See herpes zoster.
Undesirable reaction resulting from immunization.
An acute, highly infectious, often fatal disease caused by a poxvirus and characterized by high fever and aches with subsequent widespread eruption of pimples that blister, produce pus, and form pockmarks. Also called variola.
A specific version of an organism. Many diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, have multiple strains.
The presence of infection without symptoms. Also known as inapparent or asymptomatic infection.
The sudden and unexpected death of a healthy infant under 1 year of age. A diagnosis of SIDS is made when an autopsy cannot determine another cause of death. The cause of SIDS is unknown. Also known as 'crib' or 'cot' death.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Unprotected against disease.