This literature review from the International Federation on Ageing is intended to assist society, organizations, patient advocates, academics and governments to gain a deeper understanding of the primary and secondary benefits offered by immunization. 34 pages. Last reviewed July 2019.

This National Institute on Ageing report discusses why older adults are more vulnerable to influenza, the steps that some are taking to better prevent older adults from getting the flu, and proposes 8 evidence-informed policies to reduce the risk of influenza among our older people. 

This article points out that some elderly persons develop osteomyelitis following total hip or knee replacements.  Those with rheumatoid arthritis are more susceptible to prosthetic joint related infections.  The author provides a number of considerations in regards to the treatment of acute and chronic osteomyelitis in the elderly.

Evidence based strategies to manage herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) are explored.

This resource outlines the basics of acute respiratory infection. Topics covered include: What is acute respiratory infection? What causes acute respiratory infection? Who is at risk for acute respiratory infection? What are the symptoms of acute respiratory infection? How is acute respiratory infection diagnosed? How is acute respiratory infection treated? What are possible complications of acute respiratory infection? And preventing acute respiratory infection.