Navigation Links
Immunisation programme to include vaccine against Pneumococcal disease

Next week, a vaccine against pneumococcal disease will be introduced for the first time. It is likely to save the lives of 50 babies and small children a year and prevnt// illness in many others.

As a part of the national childhood immunisation programme. all babies will be vaccinated against pneumococcal disease at the ages of 2, 4 and 13 months,from Sept.4. Apart from that, in a catch-up programme, infants up to two years will be vaccinated and parents will be contacted by their general practitioners.

Meningitis and septicaemia are caused by pneumococcal disease. The death rate of this disease is 20%. Brain damage, deafness and epilepsy are the life-changing side-effects seen in 25% of the children who survive. Amputation of limb is done in some cases of septicemia. The milder side-effects include tiredness and temporary or permanent behavioural changes.

In England and Wales, 530 cases are recorded each year, of which 150-200 are infants less than 2 years of age, making babies particularly susceptible. The disease is not very common and difficult to recognize since the symptoms are similar to many other childhood infections.

This programme was appreciated by Denise Vaughan, the chief executive of the Meningitis Research Foundation. "We know that many young lives will be saved every year and many youngsters will be spared the devastating after-effects of pneumococcal meningitis," she said.

Philip Kirby, the chief executive of the Meningitis Trust, said: "Vaccination is the only way to prevent meningitis. Pneumococcal meningitis is a devastating disease. This vaccine will help save lives and will significantly reduce the burden of the disease”.

“Symptoms for meningitis include a floppy body, staring expression, drowsiness, a stiff neck, a hard-to-wake child and the refusal of food. Affected infants may not want to be handled. In babies, a high-pitched cry and an arched back are symptoms. W
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Immunisation to prevent cot deaths
2. More Funds Are Required For Immunisation Drive
3. Uttar Pradesh To Prepone The Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation Drive
4. Mother’s Attitude Towards Immunisation Makes it Inaccessible to Childre
5. Dreadful Polio Outbreak In Namibia – Need Immunisation Campaign
6. Immunisation Drive After Case With Polio Symptoms
7. Longer Needles Best for Infant Immunisation
8. Misled Public Stay Away from Polio Immunisation Drive
9. Nigerian Programme Increases Polio Immunisation
10. ‘Train The Trainers’ Health programme Inaugurate
11. Gates Foundation Grants $23mn for AIDS programme in India
Post Your Comments:
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... The Linda Hall Library ... of a comet, the IceCube observatory at the South Pole, and the interior of ... Fall Lecture Series for the world's foremost independently funded research library devoted to science, ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... B. ... has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer recruitment ... firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Montreal, CANADA (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... technologies, today announced that it will be spotlighting its award-winning print and artwork inspection ... Global Vision team September 16 and 17 at the Olympia London, booth #F33 , ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... DiabetesSisters Welcomes ... to announce the additional of Carol Wysham, MD, to their esteemed Board of ... Karczmarczyk, Donna Rice, David Warren, Matt Stella, Tricia Cedotal, Andrea Thomas, Wanda Nicholson ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... ProScrub is a set of automated tools that allow Final Cut Pro ... without the use of keyframes. Utilize ProScrub's powerful sliders to determine the number ... to energetic video productions. ProScrub is a Final Cut Pro X ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 2Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 3Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 4Health News:Facing the Frontiers of Science and Technology The Linda Hall Library Announces 2015 Fall Lecture Series Featuring Experiences from the South Pole to Outer Space 5Health News:Melissa Memorial Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CEO 2Health News:Melissa Memorial Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CEO 3Health News:Global Vision to Spotlight Intelligent Proofreading at Packaging Innovations 2015 2Health News:Global Vision to Spotlight Intelligent Proofreading at Packaging Innovations 2015 3Health News:Carol H. Wysham, MD, Joins DiabetesSisters Board of Directors 2Health News:FCPX Effects Developer Releases ProScrub for Final Cut Pro X 2
... the Ramazzini Institute for cancer research in Italy say their ... laboratory animals "at doses very close to the acceptable daily ... that while rats fed aspartame ate less food, there was ... The study was performed in 1,800 rats during their full ...
... hay fever or any of the allergic conditions can reduce ... be fatal. ,Variations in certain genes in adults can ... asthma and other allergic reactions. And these gene variations also ... cancer in the same adults. The researchers of Ohio State ...
... has recently approved human volunteer trials for the country's second ... A vaccine for the developing world, where anti-retroviral drugs are ... the ultimate prize in the fight against AIDS. But efforts ... to mutate. ,After South Africa , India has ...
... Ongole town in Andhra Pradesh has started using its public ... departures of trains but also messages about how to prevent ... India has high incidence of prostitution and AIDS. ,Says ... HIV/AIDS like mad. I witness a lot of homosexual activity ...
... lived longer than patients// given a placebo. ,Lung cancer ... women. Two studies were conducted by Canadian –led international research ... first study was conducted by Dr. Timothy Winton of the ... study was done to prove that if chemotherapy is given ...
... or panoramic radiographs can be effective in detecting blocked// ... a stroke. ,Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University School ... find out about the oral health of the patient ... blocked carotid artery in the patient. ,The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Can Ajinomoto cause cancer? 2Health News:The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines 2Health News:Drug Tarceva for End-stage Lung cancer 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... UNION CITY, Calif. , Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the ... Ross Taylor , chief financial officer, will present at ... Conference 2015 on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:00 ... Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in New York ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Research and ... the "Diabetes Care Devices Market In Brazil, Russia, ... Meters, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Testing Strips, Lancets, Insulin Pumps, ... report to their offering. The BRIC diabetes ... USD 1.7 Billion in 2015 and is poised to ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 3, 2015  Four financial reasons to reduce ... paper released by Leaf Healthcare, Inc . ... & Quality (AHRQ), pressure ulcers cost the ... . In addition to direct treatment related costs, ... and negatively impact hospital performance metrics. On top ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The BRIC Diabetes Care Devices Market is Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2015 to 2020, to Reach USD 2.3 Billion by 2020 2The BRIC Diabetes Care Devices Market is Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2015 to 2020, to Reach USD 2.3 Billion by 2020 3Four Financial Reasons to Reduce Pressure Ulcer Incidents: Leaf Healthcare Releases White Paper on Direct and Indirect Costs Associated with Pressure Ulcers 2Four Financial Reasons to Reduce Pressure Ulcer Incidents: Leaf Healthcare Releases White Paper on Direct and Indirect Costs Associated with Pressure Ulcers 3
... Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm ... and financial services companies, announced today the acquisition ... of information-based services which play an integral role ... and medical devices. WIRB is the ...
... DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 29, 2012 Earlier today the federal ... the DEA,s immediate suspension of our license to ship controlled ... this decision and have noticed our appeal of this decision ... Our contingency plans will be immediately activated, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Arsenal Capital Partners Announces the Acquisition of Western Institutional Review Board 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: