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.
Study highlights impact of government vaccine recommendations and direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising

Study highlights impact of government vaccine recommendations and direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising

New study highlights the need for advanced pneumococcal vaccines in the wake of pre-COVID data

New study highlights the need for advanced pneumococcal vaccines in the wake of pre-COVID data

CDC recommendations for pneumococcal vaccine in adults

CDC recommendations for pneumococcal vaccine in adults

Current and future strategies for vaccinating against invasive pneumococcal disease

Current and future strategies for vaccinating against invasive pneumococcal disease

Prior vaccinations may help protect against Alzheimer's disease

Prior vaccinations may help protect against Alzheimer's disease

Addressing the much-needed development of effective pneumococcal vaccination policies for long-term care settings

Addressing the much-needed development of effective pneumococcal vaccination policies for long-term care settings

T cell-mediated recognition of conserved bacterial epitope generates broad immunity

T cell-mediated recognition of conserved bacterial epitope generates broad immunity

Study offers a novel therapeutic option to combat antibiotic-resistant pneumonia

Study offers a novel therapeutic option to combat antibiotic-resistant pneumonia

Study suggests a novel strategy to combat multidrug-resistant S. pneumoniae infections

Study suggests a novel strategy to combat multidrug-resistant S. pneumoniae infections

Research highlights the importance of ventilation and air filtration to reduce pathogen transmission

Research highlights the importance of ventilation and air filtration to reduce pathogen transmission

Serious pneumococcal infection increases the risk of a heart attack significantly

Serious pneumococcal infection increases the risk of a heart attack significantly

COVID-19 does not increase the risk of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection

COVID-19 does not increase the risk of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection

Study reveals how a subset of lung T regulatory cells protects against deadly pneumococcal disease

Study reveals how a subset of lung T regulatory cells protects against deadly pneumococcal disease

Did COVID-19 mitigation measures in the United Kingdom impact the transmission of other infectious diseases?

Did COVID-19 mitigation measures in the United Kingdom impact the transmission of other infectious diseases?

The prevalence of pneumococcal carriage in Serbia during COVID

The prevalence of pneumococcal carriage in Serbia during COVID

What is the association of pneumococcal carriage with SARS-CoV-2 infection?

What is the association of pneumococcal carriage with SARS-CoV-2 infection?

New guidelines recommend earlier detection and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

New guidelines recommend earlier detection and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Genomic surveillance highlights the challenges posed by "shapeshifting" strains

Genomic surveillance highlights the challenges posed by "shapeshifting" strains

Invasive pneumococcal disease among children during the COVID-19 pandemic in England

Invasive pneumococcal disease among children during the COVID-19 pandemic in England

Study looks at pneumococcal carriage among over 60's during COVID pandemic

Study looks at pneumococcal carriage among over 60's during COVID pandemic

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