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.
Protection against 12 different communicable diseases available for infants and toddlers

Protection against 12 different communicable diseases available for infants and toddlers

Surprising discovery about natural immunity to pneumococcus

Surprising discovery about natural immunity to pneumococcus

Vaccine prevents deadly pneumonia in African children

Vaccine prevents deadly pneumonia in African children

Vaccine against pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease shows promise

Vaccine against pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease shows promise

Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine introduced

Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine introduced

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Pharmacists respond to unprecedented demand for the flu vaccine in the wake of the current shortage

Pharmacists respond to unprecedented demand for the flu vaccine in the wake of the current shortage

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces the incidence of middle ear infection and pneumonia

Pneumococcal vaccine reduces the incidence of middle ear infection and pneumonia

Pneumococcal vaccination now free in Ontario

Pneumococcal vaccination now free in Ontario

Australian government to provide free pneumococcal disease vaccinations

Australian government to provide free pneumococcal disease vaccinations