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Category: Pneumococcal disease

Woman who lost both her legs and all of the fingers on her left hand after contracting MenW shares video of her experiences.

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New research published by Marshall University and promoted by Science Daily, reveals that patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia may suffer shorter longevity.

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A new video, produced by the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMo) features testimonies from around the world and emphasises the need to vaccinate against meningitis.

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New infographics and social media resources to quickly communicate the importance of life course immunisation.

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We detail below some organisations interested in adult immunisation. We also provide some links to information about vaccine preventable diseases impacting on older people. We will update this list every 3 months. [last updated January 2017]

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Research published in 2015 in the Journal of Primary Prevention has estimated the cost of four of the most significant vaccine preventable diseases.

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New research funded by Sanofi Pasteur MSD (Ireland) finds that just over one in four people in Ireland are aware of the Pneumococcal vaccination programme.

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British man who contracted pneumococcal virus recalls his story as new film highlights the dangers of pneumococcal infection.

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New research reported in the Daily Mail finds that “vaccine-preventable diseases among adults cost the U.S. economy $8.95 billion in 2015”. The Daily Mail reports that Eighty per cent of this spending was used to treat unvaccinated individuals. They highlight that flu, pneumococcal disease and shingles pose the biggest cost to healt

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Following Hillary Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia, global public attention in the disease has increased dramatically.  But what is pneumonia, and how can it be prevented?

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