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Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and hospitalization, costing health care systems billions of dollars and an estimated 600,000 adult deaths worldwide each year. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and the term describes a group of illnesses, including invasive infections, such as bacteremia/sepsis and meningitis, as well as pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections. Although all age groups may be affected, the highest rate of pneumococcal disease occurs in young children and older adults. In addition, persons suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, cardiovascular disease) and immune deficiencies are at increased risk.
Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescents

Global multi-stakeholder partnerships improve health of women, children, and adolescents

Researchers discover gene mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children

Researchers discover gene mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children

MSU professor uses lessons from ancient skeletal remains to understand spread of modern diseases

MSU professor uses lessons from ancient skeletal remains to understand spread of modern diseases

Scientists positively influence immune response in viral and bacterial co-infection

Scientists positively influence immune response in viral and bacterial co-infection

Antimicrobial peptide packaged in silicon nanoparticle could combat drug-resistant bacteria

Antimicrobial peptide packaged in silicon nanoparticle could combat drug-resistant bacteria

Analysis compares rates, costs of hospital readmissions across all ages and insurance types

Analysis compares rates, costs of hospital readmissions across all ages and insurance types

Research highlights need for vaccines to prevent child deaths from fatal lung infections

Research highlights need for vaccines to prevent child deaths from fatal lung infections

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

Combination treatment could be more effective against common infection

Scientists find new clues to how RSV causes disease

Scientists find new clues to how RSV causes disease

Fujitsu creates machine learning technology to retrieve similar disease cases from CT database

Fujitsu creates machine learning technology to retrieve similar disease cases from CT database

Study underscores need to improve handwashing behavior with soap in many impoverished countries

Study underscores need to improve handwashing behavior with soap in many impoverished countries

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

The new war on sepsis

The new war on sepsis

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Pfizer initiates Phase 1 trial of investigational GBS vaccine

Pfizer initiates Phase 1 trial of investigational GBS vaccine

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease

New data reveals increase in rate of deaths from Alzheimer's disease