1 in 5 seniors infected with pneumococcus succumbed to the disease
One-fifth of seniors who contracted pneumococcus last year succumbed to the disease, according to the National Institute of Public Health data.
Pneumococcus can lead to severe pneumonia and dangerous inflammations, including meningitis. Of 481 people who contracted it last year, 256 were over 65 in age. In total, 84 people died, including one child.