Prevention With Vaccination Is The Fastest Spreading Infection Around The World Today

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Prevention With Vaccination
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the fastest spreading infection around the world today. HPV is an infection that can cause warts or certain types of cancer. There are approximately 40 types of HPV virus, but HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18 are the most dangerous ones to humans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17,500 women and 9,300 men are affected by cancers caused by HPV each year. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women around the world after breast cancer. Scientists and researchers have developed the HPV vaccine to protect individuals from the dangers of HPV and cervical cancer. There are many people who exempt themselves from getting the vaccination. Some for religious reasons, others for anatomical reasons, and others for the socioeconomic aspect of their lives. The benefits of the vaccine are overlooked by many and should be reconsidered for the safety of themselves and others.
About one in four people in the United States alone are infected with HPV. The human papillomavirus is a large group of related viruses that can cause cervical, vulva, vagina, anus, or oropharynx cancers and genital warts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, “the virus is so common that anyone that is or has been sexually active has it at some point in their life” (“HPV Vaccine Information for Clinicians”). Generally, HPV goes away on its own, causing no health problems.…

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