Rapport Activité 2016

Obstetrics

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Whooping cough vaccine

The vaccination for whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease, is recommended as part of children’s routine immunisation. Unfortunately, immunity weakens over time. Which is why a booster is recommended for teenagers and adults.

Prematurity

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Different brains

Babies born before the 28th week of pregnancy rarely present serious cerebral lesions thanks to hospital care. However, they have difficulty at school, learn less well, demonstrate lower levels of concentration and find it difficult to interpret emotions.

Virology

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A center for emerging viruses

Emerging viruses: these words evoke elusive enemies and uncontrollable health crises. An unknown disease hits a corner of the world and has repercussions on global health. Like H5N1or MERS several years ago, Ebola in 2015 and Zika in 2016.

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