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Category: Longevity

In light of the WHO Influenza strategy, the ILC-UK (International Longevity Centre – UK), the specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, will be holding a lunch event at the World Health Assembly to launch new research findings on attitudes to vaccination among older adults.

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The number of winter deaths last year hit a record high in more than 40 years. With an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 – the highest recorded since winter 1975/76, experts blame the failure of last year’s flu jab to adequately protect members of the public from the influenza virus.

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MPs say they have been shocked to discover that only 25% of social care staff looking after the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated against flu.

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Experts in health and infectious diseases will today argue that a combination of antimicrobial resistance, complacency, austerity, climate change, urbanisation and migration are increasing the risk of infectious diseases and pandemics.

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Is Anti-microbial resistance a threat to longevity – and what can we do about it?

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