European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: pneumonia

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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New research has been published in Vaccine on pneumococcal disease in hospitals (Canada)

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

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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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A systematic review of the relevant literature in English on the cost-effectiveness of immunisation for adults aged 50 years or over in all EU Member States was performed for the SAATI report (see below). Cost-effectiveness studies were found for 13 EU Member States (the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Slovakia and Czech Republic) and for 4 of the seven key vaccine preventable diseases examined in this report: herpes zoster, seasonal influenza, IPD and pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Pneumonia is a major cause of death and hospitalisation, but is not required by law to be reported to government authorities in most EU countries.

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‘Is pneumonia contagious? And how long does the flu last?’

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‘The estimated vaccine effectiveness was 57%. This means that about 57% of hospitalisations due to influenza-associated pneumonia could be prevented through vaccination’.

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‘I just couldn’t believe I had pneumonia… I thought it was only something old people got’

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