Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Position Statement – Immunisation of older people

It is my view that any threat to either cats or humans from avian flu N5N1 virus is being seriously over-dramatised by the media. These vaccines are derived from distinct genetic variants of the Oka varicella-zoster virus strain. Chlamydia was the most common STI (58,515 notifications, 84% of total STIs); campylobacteriosis the most common gastroenteritis (15,533 notifications, 57% of total) and hepatitis C (unspecified) was the most common blood-borne disease (10,932 notifications, 60% of total). In addition, a recent Taiwanese study reported a strong association of the number of HZ related insurance claims with both UV and temperature [6]. Wehrhahn MC, Dwyer DE. Of ‘Epidemiology and pathogenesis of varicella-zoster virus infection: Herpes zoster’.

If reactivation of latent varicella infections is prevented by varicella immunity maintained by regular exposure to varicella, the reduction in circulating varicella virus might reduce immunity in the elderly and thereby increase the incidence of zoster. There were over 300 inmates exposed to varicella zoster virus (VZV) during the outbreak, including one HIV antibody positive inmate who had serologically confirmed immunity. This reduction in mortality was confirmed by a recent study over eight seasons in the Netherlands, which revealed at least a 31% reduction of risk in those immunised [6]. [Link]. Pandemic variation If the pandemic influenza virus is of a HN subtype for which nonclinical and clinical data have not been included in the Core Pandemic Dossier, it is highly desirable that nonclinical and clinical data obtained from studies with the pandemic HN subtype be included in the pandemic variation dossier. varicella vaccine was added to the NIPS as a single dose due at 18 months (for children born on or after 1 May 2004) or at 12–13 years of age.


PubMed was searched using Entrez for articles published up to 1 January 2006, including electronic early-release publications. Commun Dis Intell 2012;36(2):E174–E179. The Act provides for the establishment of the National Notifiable Diseases List,2 which specifies the diseases about which personal information can be provided. Australian women have had more hip replacements than men with 188,145 procedures for women and 144,206 for men. Definitions of these conditions are described in surveillance systems reported in CDI, published in Commun Dis Intell 2016;40(1):11. A smaller study demonstrated laboratory evidence of prior infection in 8 out of 115 (7%) patients with clinical varicella infection [7].

Thought Leaders Lunch Meeting on Adult Vaccination: Approximately 40 experts in the field of ageing, vaccines and public health joined the lunch meeting to discuss and understand the actions required in the field of health promotion and disease prevention to break down country specific barriers impeding uptake rates of adult vaccination. In particular, it is not clear whether the magnitude of the HZ rise is smaller, the same or larger than previous models (e.g. I’ve never had a cold sore and obviously don’t want them, so on the rare occasions that she has an outbreak I make a point to not kiss her lips. The most common occurrence of dermatome is in the thoracic region. This report is built using data and information sourced from the proprietary Epiomic patient segmentation database. Unexpectedly for tropical countries, the incidences of herpes zoster in Asia and South America also appear to be comparable with those in Europe and the USA, despite the delayed acquisition of varicella-zoster virus infection in Asia.

In the USA, a routine childhood immunisation programme has reduced disease incidence, complications, hospital admissions, and deaths in children and in the general population, indicating strong herd immunity. , Kleykamp D, Votolato N, Gibson RA, Horrocks L. Epidemiological parameters were estimated from literature or surveillance data. Shingles, a viral infection caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, affects around 250 000 people in the UK every year. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Shingles in that region. For I come to speak about very simple things, everyday happenings and elementary deductions drawn from them such .

Other vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) presented in this report include hepatitis A and Q fever reported under the ‘Gastrointestinal’ and ‘Zoonoses’ sections respectively. The project proposes a strategy satisfying the need for the development of a cheap, fast and patient-friendly diagnostic tool able to detect all possible HPV infections.