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.
Vaccine reduces race-based pneumococcal disease disparities

Vaccine reduces race-based pneumococcal disease disparities

Millions stuck at home with no plumbing, kitchen or space to stay safe

Millions stuck at home with no plumbing, kitchen or space to stay safe

Research uncovers risk factors associated with pneumococcal carriage in Fiji

Research uncovers risk factors associated with pneumococcal carriage in Fiji

One in five childhood deaths in England and Wales still due to infection

One in five childhood deaths in England and Wales still due to infection

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

Blue Water Vaccines enters into agreement to develop Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude

Blue Water Vaccines enters into agreement to develop Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine with St. Jude

New strategies needed to reduce pneumococcal meningitis rates

New strategies needed to reduce pneumococcal meningitis rates

New vaccine designs could reduce rates of dangerous bacterial disease

New vaccine designs could reduce rates of dangerous bacterial disease

Being exposed to diesel exhaust particles raises pneumococcal disease risk

Being exposed to diesel exhaust particles raises pneumococcal disease risk

NIAID to fund VTEU program and its companion leadership group

NIAID to fund VTEU program and its companion leadership group

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

Researchers map the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world

Researchers map the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world

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