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Unprotected People Reports: Pneumococcus

Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases

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HTML  PDF 86 yrs. "Pneumococcal Pneumonia: How I let down my friend" Report #95: Linda Ohri, PharmD, writes about how an elderly friend's illness with pneumococcal pneumonia reminded her that vaccine advocacy begins at home. 7/16/07
HTML   PDF 3 yrs. "Three-year-old's ordeal with severe pneumococcal disease includes bloodstream and blood infection" Report #75: A relieved mother writes about her young son's months-long recovery from invasive pneumococcal disease. 6/8/05
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"Outbreak of pneumococcal pneumonia in a New Jersey nursing home claims four lives" Report #53: A pneumococcal pneumonia outbreak in a New Jersey nursing home causes the hospitalization of nine residents and the death of four. 1/16/03
HTML   PDF 38 yrs. "Case closed: Pneumococcal vaccine may be everyone's responsibility" Report #41: Lacking the protection of a prophylactic pneumococcal vaccine, a splenectomy patient develops pneumococcal sepsis. She requires bilateral below-the-knee amputations, partial amputation of eight fingers, and partial amputation of her nose. 11/19/01
HTML   PDF 6 yrs. "Boy dies of pneumococcal meningitis" Report #40: A mother loses her 6-year-old son to pneumococcal meningitis. She now works at the Meningitis Foundation of America to ensure that other parents never experience the heartache her family has endured. 5/1/01
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"Two deaths in a nursing home ignite pneumococcal vaccine campaign" Report #17: The death of two patients from streptococcal pneumonia infection, and the illness of another, spurs a nursing home's staff to work with the Texas Department of Health to protect vulnerable residents with pneumococcal vaccine. 5/26/99
 
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