Navigation Links
New study suggests potential shift in burden of pneumococcal disease
Date:3/5/2013

Sao Paulo, Brazil - March 5, 2013 New studies revealed today by Latin American researchers and global health leaders suggest that the highest burden of deadly pneumococcal disease in Latin America may be shifting to adults as countries successfully immunize more infants with new vaccines. The experts called for increased disease monitoring and more surveillance to understand the full extent of pneumococcal disease in the Americas, including its economic impact, and to devise effective strategies to prevent it.

This research was coordinated by the Sabin Vaccine Institute in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University (JHU's IVAC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These results are being presented as part of a two-day symposium that brought together scientists and health leaders to review the pneumococcal situation in the region and discuss the challenges and opportunities of vaccination in older children and adult populations

The recent studies that are available in the Latin American and Caribbean context indicate that the cost of illness is an important and significant economic burden, suggesting that more use of pneumococcal vaccines could be cost-effective in adults, said Dr. Fernando de la Hoz, a member of the Medical Faculty at the National University of Colombia and lead author of the study. Further research is needed in order for health officials to fully grasp the potential impact of immunizing older populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. We know now that the vaccine is saving the lives of thousands of our regions youngest citizens. The question is whether we should also be protecting their parents and grandparents.

The study found that direct medical costs to treat bacteremic pneumonia ranged from USD $993 to USD $3,535 per person, and the cost of treatment for bacteremic meningitis was as high as USD $4,490 for elde
'/>"/>

Contact: Johanna Harvey
johanna.harvey@sabin.org
202-621-1691
Sabin Vaccine Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte ... multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of ... dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a case ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... For over 20 years, Dr. David Cruz of ... area has treated just about every type of injury that ... And for those same twenty-plus years, the team at Doctors ... with the best possible doctor. With the combined breadth ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved television ... 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference planned ... (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer in ... had not followed up her clean mammogram with an ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Yesterday, ... Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored ... leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device ... Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative and easy ... treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , IsoComforter, ... use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative IsoTube design ... injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader in cold ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... anything but. Faced with health problems, financial issues and ... 65 years and older suffer from depression. While research ... problem, another group - centenarians - has been left largely ... hasn,t been studied thoroughly in this group," said Adam Davey, ...
... Shows Network Evening News and Newspapers Devote More Coverage to ... , , Health Was the ... Primary Season , , WASHINGTON, ... period of upheaval and transformation, a study from the Kaiser ...
... of ultrasound waves for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may help ... alone, according to researchers at Emory University. The study will ... in New York City. , "These clots are a main ... quickly you can eliminate them the better," says Karthikeshwar Kasirajan, ...
... anti-viral drug developed by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, ... diseases, including potential bioterrorism agents. , In a ... Medicine , groups of guinea pigs infected with a ... fatal disease when treated with bavituximab alone or in ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 23 Research professionals from the,health ... practice in which,to network, participate in continuing education ... within their organizations. , ... with which to partner when it became,apparent there ...
... in Palm Springs, California has recently completed work on a comprehensive ... the facility, but the overall recovery experience as well. , ... ... remodeling project, which took nearly a year and half to complete, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bittersweet milestones 2Health News:Wide-Ranging Study of National News Reveals Health News Comprises Less Than Four Percent of All Coverage 2Health News:Wide-Ranging Study of National News Reveals Health News Comprises Less Than Four Percent of All Coverage 3Health News:Wide-Ranging Study of National News Reveals Health News Comprises Less Than Four Percent of All Coverage 4Health News:Ultrasound waves aid in rapid treatment of DVT 2Health News:UT Southwestern researchers develop new strategy for broad spectrum anti-viral drugs 2Health News:Society of Insurance Research and Fletcher/CSI Create First Forum for Research Professionals in the Health Insurance Industry 2Health News:Society of Insurance Research and Fletcher/CSI Create First Forum for Research Professionals in the Health Insurance Industry 3Health News:California Drug Rehab Facility Completes Comprehensive Remodeling Project 2Health News:California Drug Rehab Facility Completes Comprehensive Remodeling Project 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... JUNCTION, N.J. , Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents ... company commercializing its CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to ... patients, announced the receipt of $385,642, net of ... participant of the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. ... that specializes in the development and sale of patented ... and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced the business ... API operation. 1. Following the September 2014 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: ... 31, 2014. Revenue for the quarter was $423.0 million, a ... 2013 (a 14 percent increase on a constant currency basis). ... compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11
... Nov. 8, 2011 FDA approved Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) ... of certain preterm births in women who have had ... before Makena was approved, a version of the active ... physicians requested the drug from a pharmacist who compounded ...
... MedBox (Pink Sheets: MDBX ) ( www.thedispensingsolution.com ... symbol to MDBX.  The company previously announced that their ... The company is a leader in the design, ... medicines. The free-standing unit features 60 or more slots ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Statement on Makena 2MedBox Announces Ticker Symbol Change 2
... Designed to accommodate a variety of applications ... the AMAX DestinyPlus is suitable for any ... environment. With a mixed-mode throughput exceeding 95 ... perform a full range of chromogenics, the ...
The TCM4 is able to detect patient changes and is portable....
The TCM400 is the first and only portable instrument to provide up to six simultaneous measurements of transcutaneous oxygen tension (tcpO2)...
... is the only online source of nationally ... critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals., ... so you can take them at your ... certificate is issued upon course completion. The ...
Medicine Products: