Pneumonia is an infection that affects the lungs of the humans. It affects the capacity of a person to breathe by affecting the air sacs of the lungs. It causes excessive dry coughs, congested chest and pain and fever as well. It is usually caused by bacteria or viruses but sometimes it can also be caused by other microorganisms and autoimmune diseases can also cause the eruption of this disease. There are certain kinds of vaccines that are available in the market to prevent the onset of pneumonia however the manifestations of these vaccines can vary from one person to another.
Market Trends of Pneumonia Vaccine
The Global Pneumonia Vaccine Market is expected to gain maximum market share owing to higher prevalence of pneumococcal infections and high use of combination vaccines and the innovation of new vaccines. Based on the type of the product, this market industry is segmented into Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV23) and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13). The market of this industry based on the end user application is split into meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis.
The infection has a very wide spread reach and affects around 450 million globally which is about 7% of the entire world’s population and the infection causes 4 million deaths in just one year. It is one of the most widespread infections across the globe and it is also the one that can rise immediately with respects to severity if it is left untreated. It affects people more in the developing countries rather than the developed countries for obvious reasons like lack of proper infrastructure for clean water, proper sanitation facilities and proper healthcare facilities that can be instrumental in preventing the rapid progress of the disease in a person. Due to the lack of all these facilities, a lot of people including the very old to the very young can suffer from infections like pneumonia and it remains the leading cause of death all over the globe. When pneumonia attacks an old person in his last few years, it is said to reduce the suffering that he/ she undergoes and is often referred to as the old man’s friend. However pneumonia has also ben causing deaths among the very young children who still are entitled to live an entire life ahead of them but are deprived of this opportunity. Even if they manage to survive the infection, they lead a very poor quality of life throughout their existence with frequent visits to the doctor and using the help of a nebulizer for help in something as basic as breathing. They are reduced to a vegetable with a poor quality of life to lead only because their country cannot afford to provide them with vaccines.
The CDC recommends vaccination against pneumonia for regular person once in every 6 months. Protective vaccines can be used against a variety of bacteria including varicella.
Pneumonia is a deadly infection that needs to be treated in time otherwise it can become too late to take up any kind of treatment.