Main Content Region
Health Topics for the letter "P"
Main Page Content
You can do these things to help reduce the chances of yourself or your family getting an infection from a virus or bacteria.
|Polio (Poliomyelitis, acute)||
Polio (poliomyelitis) is a vaccine preventable disease. It is a potentially deadly disease caused by the poliovirus. It is very contagious. Canada has been certified “polio-free” since 1994 thanks to our vaccination program.
Pinworms are tiny (5 to 13 millimetres), thread-like, white worms that can live in the colon and rectum of humans. They are very common in children. Pinworms are not dangerous.
Body piercing is putting jewellery through the skin. There are many things that you and your body piercer can do to reduce any risks.
|Pertussis Whooping Cough||
Whooping cough is also known as pertussis.