New research published by Marshall University and promoted by Science Daily, reveals that patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia live less long than their peers.
The researchers found that individuals who had suffered from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia, lived, on average, 10 years less when measured against life expectancy tables for the state of West Virginia.
The researchers argued that the findings strengthen the case for immunisation of older people against pneumococcal disease.
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