Pneumococcal Disease News and Research

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Pneumococcal disease describes a group of illnesses caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. This bacterial pathogen, which affects both children and adults, is a major cause of death and illness worldwide. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumococcal disease is the number one vaccine-preventable cause of death in children younger than 5 years of age worldwide.
Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

School holidays may be linked to increased rates of adult pneumococcal CAP

School holidays may be linked to increased rates of adult pneumococcal CAP

Researchers design E. coli-based transport capsule to help fight pneumococcal disease

Researchers design E. coli-based transport capsule to help fight pneumococcal disease

Oxford researchers discover genes that make children more susceptible to bacteraemia

Oxford researchers discover genes that make children more susceptible to bacteraemia

Scientists create detailed image of deadly toxin linked to bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, septicaemia

Scientists create detailed image of deadly toxin linked to bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, septicaemia

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

Pneumococcal vaccine prevents illness, reduces severe antibiotic-resistant infections in young children

Pneumococcal vaccine prevents illness, reduces severe antibiotic-resistant infections in young children

CDC urges all adults to get flu vaccination

CDC urges all adults to get flu vaccination

Chinese study of serogroup 6 S. pneumoniae finds no antibiotic-resistant clones

Chinese study of serogroup 6 S. pneumoniae finds no antibiotic-resistant clones

‘Concerning’ rise in pneumococcus risk factors

‘Concerning’ rise in pneumococcus risk factors

High uptake of US infant vaccination in 2013

High uptake of US infant vaccination in 2013

Canadian invasive pneumococcal disease outbreak characterised

Canadian invasive pneumococcal disease outbreak characterised

Contemporary dataset reveals burden of paediatric pneumococcal disease

Contemporary dataset reveals burden of paediatric pneumococcal disease

Current smoking heralds worse outcomes in pneumococcal CAP

Current smoking heralds worse outcomes in pneumococcal CAP

Hypervirulent S. pneumoniae mutants discovered

Hypervirulent S. pneumoniae mutants discovered

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Taiwan on the wane, but threats remain

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Taiwan on the wane, but threats remain

Walgreens collaborates with NMAC to improve treatment outcomes for African Americans with HIV

Walgreens collaborates with NMAC to improve treatment outcomes for African Americans with HIV

Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes with big gun antibiotics or penicillin

Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes with big gun antibiotics or penicillin

Genocea commences GEN-004 Phase 1 study to prevent pneumococcus infections

Genocea commences GEN-004 Phase 1 study to prevent pneumococcus infections

New NPS Direct article reveals that vaccinations fight against antibiotic resistance

New NPS Direct article reveals that vaccinations fight against antibiotic resistance