Preventable diseases

This section deals with the main vaccine-preventable diseases.

There are diseases for which vaccinations are compulsory or strongly recommended and others for which vaccination is advised in only certain situations, such as when travelling to countries where the disease is epidemic or endemic.

This section contains a brief description of the infectious diseases for which vaccination is expected. Each entry links to the corresponding summary, which contains information on the disease (causes, modes of transmission, symptoms and complications), the impact on the population (national and international epidemiological situation, with mortality data regarding pre- and post-vaccination) and clinical cases (detected and documented).

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