Immunization Against Disease
All of us have to deal with sickness and disease to some degree or another. Over the years, however, some diseases have ravaged the earth and have left thousands if not millions dead in their wake. These type of super diseases have almost totally been eradicated from human society in one form or another. This is all done through the use of immunization, a process in which treatment is administered to individuals, typically through the form of a shot in which their body will be made immune to the disease for which they are treating.
This is not only important in developed countries, it is very important in countries that are still working on their development. Many individuals in developed countries do not ever come in contact with the diseases for which they are immunized anyway but they are still given the immunization as a way of ensuring that the disease does not get a new foothold and spread as it may have when it first became evident. Some other diseases that come up from time to time also require new immunization but these diseases are very rare and the immunization process can be quite tedious. If it is put into action quickly, however, they can avert a global disaster in the way of the sickness and death that these diseases can cause.
The unfortunate part of it all is that many of the deaths that come from diseases in the world could have been prevented through the use of immunization. An example of this is in the year 2002, an estimated 1 1/2 million deaths among young children occurred as a result of diseases which could have been prevented by a simple shot. These diseases included measles, mumps, hepatitis B and meningitis.
There is also some concern by individuals who are interested in natural health that the immunization process may be flawed. According to these people, some of the immunizations that we are given actually have the potential to make us sick in a variety of different ways. Some people even attribute the rise in the number of autism cases in children to be directly related to the immunization process. Although these things are not proven scientifically, it is true that certain levels of mercury are available and passed on to the people who are immunized that may not be within safety standards.