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, especially in countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. To combat pneumonia, children need more vaccines, medication, and testing. Accurate and timely diagnosis is key.




To detect Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in children (and adults) altona provides the AltoStar® Influenza Screen & Type RT-PCR Kit 1.5 and the AltoStar® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit 1.5 to be used with our automated AltoStar® Workflow.


To detect other causative pathogens of pneumonia in children altona supplies labs with more real-time PCR assays.

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Find out more about the World Pneumonia Day.

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