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Importance of vaccination Print E-mail

Vaccination belongs to important and effective ways of infectious diseases prevention. Along with securing of drinking water it belongs to the most effective ways of morbidity and mortality decreasing of infectious diseases in the world. That is why majority of countries in the world adopted in second half of the twentieth century immunization programs. Effectiveness of vaccination is unambiguously proven by regression up-to clearance of many diseases preventable by vaccination. Influence of vaccination can be best illustrated on eradication of smallpox in the world. Thanks to vaccination this deadly disease was overcome, in seventies of the last century this disease was the cause of many deaths. In countries with low immunization rate, i.e. with not adequate collective immunity, many vaccination preventable diseases occur.

 

Compulsory vaccination takes place in Slovakia since fifties of the last century. By consistent immunization, poliomyelitis and neonatal tetanus were eradicated in the Slovak Republic. Since the 1960s there was not registered a single disease on tetanus in children and youth. The last diphtheria case was reported in 1980, last disease on measles in 1998 and in other contagions of immunization program morbidity is on very low level. By proclamation of certification of poliomyelitis eradication in the Euro region in June 2002, eradication of this disease was confirmed also in Slovakia. With no vaccination in place, Slovak Republic would face high incidence of many diseases and mortalities on these diseases. Treatment of these diseases is much more expensive than vaccination. There is compulsory vaccination in the Slovak Republic against 10 communicable diseases – measles, parotitis, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, virus hepatitis type B, haemophilic invasive infections and pneumococcal invasive diseases.

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Seven Key Reasons Why immunization must remain a priority in the WHO European Region Print E-mail

Seven Key Reasons Why immunization must remain a priority in the WHO European Region (pdf)

 
DEMOCOPHES Print E-mail

  

Our organism is daily exposed to numerous natural and synthetic chemicals from the environment with harmful effects on health. One of the important tools enabling to obtain representative data on human exposure to these pollutants is also human biomonitoring (HBM).
Project DEMOCOPHES is aimed to preparation and verification of the practical feasibility of the common methodology of exposure assessment for all European countries, which in turn will acquire the current load of inhabitants to chemical pollution and enable comparation between different European countries. Results of the project is establishment a common framework for human biomonitoring as a tool for supporting evidence-based policy making in the protection and promotion of public health.

Slovakia represented by Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic was involved as one of 17 European countries to implementation of this study.


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More info:  http://www.eu-hbm.info

 
World AIDS Day 2010 ECDC seminar 1 December 2010 Print E-mail
World AIDS Day 2010 ECDC seminar 1 December 2010 (pdf)
 
Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes Print E-mail

Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (pdf)

 
THE NATIONAL PLAN FOR PANDEMIC OF INFLUENZA IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC Print E-mail
THE NATIONAL PLAN FOR PANDEMIC OF INFLUENZA IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC (pdf)
 
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