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.
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

The need for a holistic and unbiased approach to develop a more universal vaccine for coronaviruses

The need for a holistic and unbiased approach to develop a more universal vaccine for coronaviruses

Importance of pneumococcal vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic

Importance of pneumococcal vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic

Streptococcus pneumoniae modulates host immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Streptococcus pneumoniae modulates host immunity to SARS-CoV-2

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

Antimicrobial resistance to critical drugs spirals in low- and middle-income countries

Antimicrobial resistance to critical drugs spirals in low- and middle-income countries

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