News tagged with invasive pneumococcal disease
(HealthDay)—Vaccines aren't just for kids, and most American adults aren't getting their recommended vaccinations, federal health officials said Tuesday.
Health Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
It is well known that COPD patients run a higher risk of contracting respiratory infections. However, a new thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows that they are also at higher risk of other bacterial infections, such ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new conjugate vaccine is highly effective (93%) at preventing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD; meningitis, sepsis, bacteremic pneumonia, and other blood-borne infections) in infants younger than 2 years who are the most ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers plan to see if a higher dose of a pneumococcal vaccine will create a stronger immune response in older adults who received an earlier generation vaccine against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases.
Medications Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the protective membrane that covers the spinal cord and brain. Children, elderly patients and immunocompromised patients are at a higher risk for the development of severe ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0