Vaccination 'a civic duty' according to new report

This report provides useful information about adult immunisations in the UK as well as useful recommendations for increasing immunisation coverage, particularly among social care workers. However, it does not replace current guidelines for recommended vaccines. Currently recommended vaccines for adults in the UK are described below.    Who produced the report? This report, titled ‘Immune response. Adult immunisation in the UK’ was written by the UK’s International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK). According its website, the ILC-UK is a registered charity and independent think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. The report itself is based on new research recently published by SAATI (Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation). SAATI is a voluntary group of individuals from across Europe who are reported to share a commitment to tackle low public awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases. In November 2013, SAATI published a report on adult vaccination across Europe (Adult vaccination: a key component of healthy ageing. Benefits of life-course immunisation in Europe (PDF, 4.3MB)) which focused on the following seven infectious diseases that can be prevented by vaccination: flu – caused by the influenza viruses; this includes seasonal flu as well as swine flu pneumonia – lung infection, which may be caused by various bacteria, viruses and sometimes other organisms (such as fungi) ...
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Over 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients are hospitalized for a vaccine-preventable infection in the first five years after transplant, according to new findings in JAMA Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information
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Authors: Blot M, Chavanet P, Piroth L Abstract Lower respiratory infections remain the deadliest communicable disease in the world. Influenza infections are particularly involved, whether intrinsically, or more frequently, by promoting bacterial infections and superinfections. The flu is also responsible for the decompensation of many comorbidities and could lead to some myocardial infarction and stroke. The effect of antiviral therapies is limited but preventives measures, such as vaccination, remain a major public health issue. The flu is a major challenge at all levels and all times, from vaccine prevention, to ...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Administrative hospital data can be used to measure the incidence of nHSV infection and describe disease burden across population subgroups in jurisdictions where nHSV reporting is not required. However, administrative data may underascertain nHSV case fatality. PMID: 30640862 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Herpes - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Sex Transm Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Results are still pending regarding the efficacy and any possible advantages of these new molecules, and also the emergence of drug resistant bacteria. Although these drugs share some advantages, they should not be selected over antibiotics usually prescribed for the treatment of CAP. PMID: 30638789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe rate of nosocomial cases was high despite established precaution measures.RSV was associated with morbidity and mortality comparable to influenza. Pneumonia remains the main complication of acute viral respiratory infections, and antimicrobial treatment should include both antiviral as well as antibacterial agents.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo highlight the most recent findings regarding the efficacy and safety of tildrakizumab in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis.Recent FindingsRecent clinical trials have shown tildrakizumab to be more efficacious than placebo or etanercept. There are no head-to-head trials directly comparing tildrakizumab to any IL-23 p19, IL-17, or IL-17R inhibitor. Common adverse effects included headache, upper respiratory infection, nasopharyngitis, and cough.SummarySince tildrakizumab is a new biologic, there is currently a paucity of available evidence evaluating tildrakizumab in a comparative manor wi...
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Authors: Gavrilovic S, Andrijevic A, Mujakovic A, Odeyemi Y, Paralija B, Gajic O Abstract Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. While inflammation is critically important in host response to microbial invasion, exaggerated inflammation can damage the lungs, contributing to respiratory failure and mortality. Corticosteroids are effective in reducing inflammation and can also cause immune suppression. Presently, clinicians are unable to reliably distinguish between exaggerated and appropriate immune response and thus cannot rapidly identify patients most likely to benefit from adjunctive corti...
Source: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Bosn J Basic Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: Molecular and Biochemical ParasitologyAuthor(s): Chunhui Duan, Dandan Hu, Xinming Tang, Jingxia Suo, Si wang, Sixin Zhang, Geru Tao, Chao Li, Chaoyue Wang, Xiaolong Gu, Xiaoli Tang, Guangping Huang, Biqi Xiang, Shaoqiang Wu, Choukri Ben Mamoun, Xun Suo, Xianyong LiuAbstractEimeria spp., the causative agents of coccidiosis, are the most common protozoan pathogens of chickens. Infection with these parasites can result in poor development or death of animals leading to a devastating economic impact on poultry production. The establishment of transfection protocols for ...
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Source: Current Opinion in Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
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