Treating Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports on updated recommendations for the use of pneumonia vaccination in people who are immunocompromised, including people with HIV, in its October 12, 2012 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The report discusses the June recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). According to the report, "Streptococcus pneumonia remains a leading cause of serious illness among adults in the U.S., including bacteremia, meningitis, and pneumonia. An estimated 4,000 deaths due to pneumococcal infection occur in the U.S. each year, primarily among adults." Go to cdc.gov.
Got a comment on this article? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was provided by Positively Aware. It is a part of the publication Positively Aware. Visit Positively Aware's website to find out more about the publication.
Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)