Invasive Pneumococcal Disease 1
- IPD is a severe illness that occurs when bacteria invade normally sterile sites, such as the bloodstream or central nervous system.1
- S. pneumoniae is the primary cause of IPD, which manifests as bacteraemia, bacteraemic pneumonia and meningitis.2
- IPD can result in serious morbidity and mortality, particularly in children, even in developed countries with high standards of healthcare.2
- In Canada, overall incidence of IPD in combined age groups has remained steady at approximately 9.0 cases per 100 000 since 2013.3
- The highest rates of IPD in children occur in infants <1 year of age at 15.51 per 100,000 in 2016.3
Synflorix is not indicated to reduce the morbidity or mortality associated with IPD.