Respiratory Tract Infections in older people

 

Respiratory Tract Infections

  • For people 65 and older with medical complications, RTIs may be a really serious
    issue
  • People older than 65 usually get at least one respiratory tract infection (or RTI) each
    year
  • RTIs are one of the most common causes for hospitalization in people older than 65
  • RTIs are the 8th leading cause of death in people 65 and older in Australia5, 9th in New Zealand
  • Preclinical scientific evidence suggests that by targeting specific biochemical pathways, we may be able to change the way aging affects the body and potentially     help people live healthier longer