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.
Wall Street Journal examines program to spur vaccine development for developing world diseases

Wall Street Journal examines program to spur vaccine development for developing world diseases

GlaxoSmithKline opens pneumonia vaccine plant In Singapore

GlaxoSmithKline opens pneumonia vaccine plant In Singapore

Intercell starts trial for Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine candidate

Intercell starts trial for Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine candidate

Wyeth's Prevenar vaccine for pneumococcal disease registered in Russia

Wyeth's Prevenar vaccine for pneumococcal disease registered in Russia

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines do not appear to protect against pneumonia

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines do not appear to protect against pneumonia

Adults with asthma at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease

Adults with asthma at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease

Governments urged to fight pneumococcal disease

Governments urged to fight pneumococcal disease

Despite vaccine, public should not get complacent about pneumococcal disease

Despite vaccine, public should not get complacent about pneumococcal disease

Health survey reveals interesting facts about NSW residents

Health survey reveals interesting facts about NSW residents

Pneumococcal disease rates down since approval of a vaccine in 2000

Pneumococcal disease rates down since approval of a vaccine in 2000

Vaccinating children younger than age 2 with the pneumococcal vaccine linked to less hospitalizations

Vaccinating children younger than age 2 with the pneumococcal vaccine linked to less hospitalizations

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children

Uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among children in the 1998-2002 United States birth cohorts

Uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among children in the 1998-2002 United States birth cohorts

number of cases of most vaccine-preventable diseases is at an all-time low

number of cases of most vaccine-preventable diseases is at an all-time low

Research highlights importance of adopting current adult pneumococcal vaccination guidelines

Research highlights importance of adopting current adult pneumococcal vaccination guidelines

Cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children reduced

Cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children reduced

Serious illness among children with sickle cell disease reduced with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Serious illness among children with sickle cell disease reduced with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Increase in pneumococcal infections not covered by childhood vaccine

Increase in pneumococcal infections not covered by childhood vaccine

British babies to get vaccine against meningitis

British babies to get vaccine against meningitis

Europe slow to implement infant pneumococcal vaccine programmes

Europe slow to implement infant pneumococcal vaccine programmes