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Texas aims to prevent spread of bacteria causing pneumonia, meningitis

September 12, 2019


2-ROBERT: A BACTERIA THAT CAUSES PNEUMONIA AND MENINGITIS CAN BE A DEATH SENTENCE FOR SENIORS. 2-SYDNEY: IN ITS WORST FORMS, PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE KILLS ONE IN EVERY FOUR TO FIVE PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 WHO GETS IT. KXAN’S STEFFI LEE LOOKS AT A GROUP PUSHING FOR TEXAS TO DO MORE.. TO PREVENT INFECTIONS AND DEATHS. MARY PAT SMITH 14:06:34 “PEOPLE CAN DIE FROM THIS ILLNESS”NURSE MARY PAT SMITH WANTS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE THE BACTERIA STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE.. WITH A NEW STATE LAW. SHE’S A MEMBER OF THE TEXAS SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE.. WHICH IS CALLING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES TO FORM A PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PLAN. MARY PAT SMITH 14:08:56 “ONE OF OUR MEMBERS – WAS VERY SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THIS STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE THAT CAUSED PNEUMOCOCCAL PNEUMONIA AND SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A WHILE.”IT COMMONLY AFFECTS KIDS TOO.DR. ERIC HIGGINBOTHAM 09:36:17 “WE SEE IT OFTEN HERE – WE SEE IT USUALLY AS PNEUMONIA”AT DELL CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER – KIDS ARE DIAGNOSED AFTER AN X-RAY.DR. ERIC HIGGINBOTHAM 09:36:52 “THAT’S EASILY TREATED – THAT’S ANTIBIOTICS – USUALLY FOR ABOUT A 10 DAY COURSE – OR A 14 DAY COURSE AND THEN MEDICINE TO CONTROL THE FEVER”FOR ALL AGES – THESE EXPERTS SAY PREVENTION STARTS WITH ACCESS TO VACCINATIONS. PAUL STEMPKO 14:11:49 “A PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM – TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THE ISSUE” DR. ERIC HIGGINBOTHAM 09:37:11 “WE SEE A LOT LESS THAN WE DID THAN SAY 20 YEARS AGO 30 YEARS AGO – BECAUSE THERE’S NOW ROUTINE VACCINATIONS AGAINST PNEUMOCOCCUS.”FROM HER EXPERIENCE AS A NURSE – MARY PAT HAS OTHER PREVENTION TIPS TOO.MARY PAT SMITH 14:13:21 “COUGH INTO YOUR ELBOW IF YOU HAVE A COUGH – PUT THE GERMS THERE – NOT ON YOUR HAND – AND HANDWASHING – WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN”STEFFI LEE, KXAN NEWS. SYDNEY: LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST 10 YEARS.. TEXAS USUALLY HAS BETWEEN 15-HUNDRED AND 2- THOUSAND CONFIRMED CASES OF STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE DISEASE EACH YEAR. THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT VACCINES AVAILABLE. MOST PRIVATE INSURANCE THEM.. AT LOW TO NO COST. BUT FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT INSURANCE — WE CHECKED AND WALGREENS CHARGES 125 FOR

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