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- Question: Who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis?
- Answer: Dr. Jonas Salk tested his vaccine against poliomyelitis, then a very prevalent and dangerous disease, in 1954. The incidence of the disease has since fallen markedly.
- Question: If a person has lockjaw, what disease is he or she suffering from?
- Answer: An acute infectious disease of the central nervous system, tetanus, or lockjaw, is caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani.
- Question: What illness has no commonly used vaccine?
- Answer: The common cold has many causes. The other diseases are much more specific, and vaccines have been developed to combat them.
- Question: What is the scientific term for a disease that causes dizziness?
- Answer: Vertigo is a dizziness or disorientation in which the sufferer feels as though he is falling. It results from problems with the body’s balancing system, part of which is in the inner ear.
- Question: What is the name of a deadly mosquito-borne disease?
- Answer: Malaria is a serious disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It is found in tropical areas of the world.
- Question: Which of these is a kind of flu?
- Answer: H1N1, also called the swine flu, is an influenza virus.
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