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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 significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents

Hospitals may be unfairly penalized for readmission of heart attack patients, study suggests

Hospitals may be unfairly penalized for readmission of heart attack patients, study suggests

New class of drugs offers hope against antibiotic resistance

New class of drugs offers hope against antibiotic resistance

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

New test can quickly and accurately diagnose dangerous colistin-resistant bacteria

Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke

Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

AATS releases new Consensus Statement for better management of empyema

AATS releases new Consensus Statement for better management of empyema

Use of inhaled steroids linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Use of inhaled steroids linked to increased pneumonia risk in asthma patients

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

Study explains how pathogenic bacterium persists in different environments

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Study reveals potential new therapeutic approach to tackle infection by Legionella bacteria

Study reveals potential new therapeutic approach to tackle infection by Legionella bacteria

Pet exposure may lower risks of allergy and obesity in children

Pet exposure may lower risks of allergy and obesity in children

Novel point-of-care testing strategy can speed up treatment for respiratory illnesses

Novel point-of-care testing strategy can speed up treatment for respiratory illnesses

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

New imaging tool that spots lung infections could help prevent antibiotic overuse

New imaging tool that spots lung infections could help prevent antibiotic overuse

Researchers identify key hormone critical for preventing spread of bacterial pneumonia

Researchers identify key hormone critical for preventing spread of bacterial pneumonia

Enhanced women's status linked to decline in solid fuel use

Enhanced women's status linked to decline in solid fuel use

Chinese scientists develop simple fluorescence-based assay to detect carbapenem-resistant pathogens

Chinese scientists develop simple fluorescence-based assay to detect carbapenem-resistant pathogens

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models

One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models