What is pneumococcal infection and than it is hazardous?

Pneumococcal infection{!LANG-877266ceb73ef806013a94102dc51aaf!}

{!LANG-227a8c931b22b417eeea4064db4c6c00!}carriers of pneumococcal infection and feel wonderful.
{!LANG-68004e9da2b1f3a903c83275dea0837b!}airborne .

The highest risk of infection have the following groups of people:

  • Children under 5 years who are sick
  • HIV-infected children
  • Children with a remote spleen
  • Children with diabetes
  • Children with chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract
  • People over the age of 65 years
  • People with lowered immunity
  • Alcoholics and drug addicts
  • People, often ill with bronchitis and diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

{!LANG-8addd0ec1505da233175d288edaa5987!}sepsis and meningitis. The highest percentage of deaths observed in elderly patients.
Vaccination against pneumococcal infection is with prophylactic and therapeutic purposes . As a therapeutic means of vaccination should undertaken with the combined treatment.

At the moment, according to The national immunization schedule{!LANG-6844e5764fff5b88b2d7173991509e3c!}

In 2014, this calendar will complement vaccination against pneumococcus{!LANG-441fd50e07110c2e57a70904d02d30d4!}

The result of vaccination against pneumococcal infection:

  • Decreases duration of disease with bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Reduced the number of acute respiratory diseases
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  • Reduced levels of carriers of pneumococcal infection
  • Increases immunity.

In Russia has approved the bill according to which in 2014, vaccination against pneumococcus is mandatory{!LANG-c611c0a7da1220245df885e89b2229e7!}