A tiny organism that multiplies within cells and causes diseases such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis. Antibiotics have no effect on viruses.
How much an organism, such as a virus or bacterium, can cause severe disease.
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox causes an itchy rash that scabs over and usually lasts about a week. Scratching the scabs can cause dangerous skin infections and permanent scarring. Chickenpox can also cause…
A system that monitors vaccine adverse events. This project contains data on more than 12 million people. Researchers work to analyze this data to determine if a vaccine is causing adverse events.
VAERS is a safety monitoring system that accepts reports of adverse events that happen after vaccination. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, but submissions do not mean that a vaccine caused the event. VAERS is one of several monitoring…
A substance that helps your body develop immunity against one or several diseases without making you sick from the disease(s).
When someone gives a vaccine to a person or animal.