Immunization (vaccination) is a way of creating immunity to certain diseases by using small amounts of a killed or weakened microorganism that causes the particular disease. Babies are born with protection against certain diseases because antibodies from their mothers were passed to them through the placenta. After birth, breastfed babies get the continued benefits of … Continue reading The Basics of Pediatric Immunization
It’s Flu season, time for the Flu shot! Influenza is also called the flu. It’s an infection that causes a fever, chills, cough, body aches, headaches, and sometimes earaches or sinus problems. The flu is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses. What’s the Flu Vaccine? Health experts recommend that all people age … Continue reading Flu Season, Flu Shot!
It feels like a fever. Or maybe a cold. But when you look in the mirror and see spots, you know it’s not a game of connect-the-dots. It’s chickenpox. And chickenpox sure do itch! Here’s why: After the red spots appear on your body, they fill up with a clear liquid. These liquid-filled blisters are … Continue reading Chickenpox: Get a Shot, Avoid the Dots!
To be immune means to be protected. So it makes sense that the body system that helps fight off sickness is called the immune system. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are part of this … Continue reading How is your Immune System?
Turó Park Medical Center also works as a vaccination clinic to help you get prepared for your next trip. Travel health advice is extremely important when visiting specific countries. Our travel health clinic in Barcelona is your one-stop shop for all your travel health requirements and holiday vaccinations. Our specialists have in-depth knowledge of infectious … Continue reading Travel Vaccination Clinic
Dr. Juan Ambrosioni is a MD, PhD, Infectious disease and Travel Medicine specialist at Turó Park Medical Center. Dr. Abrosioni obtained his medical degree in 2001 and Infectious Diseases Specialty in 2006 from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s also Master of Infectious Diseases of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Ambrosioni has been consultant … Continue reading Meet Our Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Specialist: Dr. Juan Ambrosioni