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.
Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

Recommending adults to get pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 may be effective guidance

Recommending adults to get pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 may be effective guidance

Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Pneumococcal genes predict course of disease

Pneumococcal genes predict course of disease

New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease

Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease

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