Influenza: Influenza vaccine

All possible acute diseases of the upper airways are commonly counted under the term “flu”. However, the extent of a "classical" influenza epidemic is not known to the majority of the population. The WHO and the vast majority of experts assume that an increased incidence of influenza will have to be expected in the foreseeable [...]

HPV vaccine (Human Papilloma Virus)

The vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) infection was included in the vaccination calendar in 2007. An infection with uterine cancer, causing HPV is transmitted through sexual intercourse. In the course of life, about 70% of sexually active women become infected with HPV. In the majority of infected young women (70-90%), the body's immune system [...]

Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine

The bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can cause a variety of diseases and was the most common pathogens of purulent meningitis (meningitis). until the introduction of vaccination. The main incidence of Hib meningitis is in the first two years of life, with infants more often affected by the sixth month of life.Hib meningitis can [...]

Rabies vaccination in Munich

Rabies is widespread in many parts of the world. Germany is one of the countries in Europe where rabies in wild and domestic animals has been almost completely eradicated by systematic control, especially by oral immunization of foxes as the main carrier of the virus. In Eastern Europe and other parts of the world, rabies [...]

Hepatitis A vaccine

Hepatitis A virus (HAV), which causes inflammation of the liver, is excreted in the stool. The infection is usually caused by contaminated food (eg mussels from coastal waters, polluted with waste or contaminated drinking water). Even in close contact with already infected persons the faecal-oral transmission can occur (smear infection!). The excretion of the stool [...]

Hepatitis B vaccination

The hepatitis B disease is spread worldwide, with a comparatively low prevalence in the Federal Republic of Germany. The hepatitis B virus is mainly transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, through contact with infected blood (eg intravenous drug use, tattoos under unhygienic conditions, in the medical field) and during birth from the infected mother to the [...]

Meningococcal vaccination

Meningococcal diseases occur worldwide. In Europe and North America there is an accumulation in winter and spring. A disease can occur at any age. The disease peaks are found in infancy and childhood and adolescence. In about 5 to 10% of the population, meningococcus can be detected in the nasopharyngeal space. For still unknown reasons, [...]

Pneumococcus vaccination

diseases of the meninges (bacterial meningitis) as well as the lungs (bacterial pneumonia). Inflammations of the middle ear (otitis media) and the paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) are often caused by this pathogen. Infection takes place by droplet infection. The treatment of pneumococcal diseases is complicated on account of the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance. In many [...]