December 13, 2007 | El Paso Times
Experts are convinced that the introduction of routine vaccination against pneumococcus should be implemented. According to a recent analysis by Infopharm, the long term benefit from this kind of vaccination would outweigh the expenses with the ratio of 2:1.
PRAGUE - Pneumonia, blood poisoning, permanent brain damage. These are just examples of dangerous diseases caused by pneumococcus infection. Globally, more people die from this kind of infection than AIDS. And it also kills in the Czech Republic.
PRAGUE – Routine vaccination against pneumococcal diseases would save millions of lives throughout the world. This was announced at yesterday’s seminar held by the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE). Pneumococcal disease causes pneumonia, encephalitis or barotitis. In the Czech Republic, four hundred people fall ill each year and 14 percent of infected children below fi ve die.
PRAGUE – In the Czech Republic, 400 cases of pneumonia are reported every year and 14% of the infected children under the age of fi ve die. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease would provide necessary protection to children. Pneumococcus causes pneumonia, encephalitis or barotitis. 16 countries of the EU have already introduced routine vaccination, which is now being considered in the Czech Republic.