OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALTHY AGEING: LESSENING THE BURDEN OF ADULT PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE, AND ISRAEL REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM


Ludwig E., ÜNAL S., Bogdan M., Chlibek R., Ivanov Y., Kozlov R., ...More

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.20, no.2, pp.121-125, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.21101/cejph.a3744
  • Title of Journal : CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-125

Abstract

The population of the Region (Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Israel) is ageing, necessitating preventative programmes to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle in older age groups. Invasive pneumococcal disease (including bacteremic pneumonia, bacteremia without a focus, and meningitis) has higher incidence, morbidity and mortality in older adults and is a substantial public health burden in the ageing population.