Together we can fight pneumonia: November 12 is World Pneumonia Day

November 12 is World Pneumonia Day, established by the Stop Pneumonia Initiative to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia – one of the leading infectious causes of death of children and the elderly. Children are particularly vulnerable, every year more than 800,000 under five die from the disease. Especially in countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America the illness is common. To fight pneumonia, children need more vaccines, medication, and testing. Accurate and timely diagnosis is key.




altona provides the AltoStar® Influenza Screen & Type RT-PCR Kit 1.5 and the AltoStar® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit 1.5 for use with our automated AltoStar® Workflow for the detection of Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in infected children and adults.


To detect other causative pathogens of pneumonia altona supplies labs with more real-time PCR assays.
Find a concise overview here.


Find out more about the World Pneumonia Day.

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