Pneumococcal Disease News and Research

RSS
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.
Dropping of cold chain requirement for meningitis vaccine will improve access, IRIN reports

Dropping of cold chain requirement for meningitis vaccine will improve access, IRIN reports

Promising results for pneumococcal vaccine

Promising results for pneumococcal vaccine

New pneumococcal vaccine highly effective in infants

New pneumococcal vaccine highly effective in infants

Flu virus suppresses body's ability to defend against bacteria

Flu virus suppresses body's ability to defend against bacteria

NIAID-funded study to evaluate PPSV23 and PCV13 in Phase Iib pneumococcal trial

NIAID-funded study to evaluate PPSV23 and PCV13 in Phase Iib pneumococcal trial

Saint Louis University to participate in PPV23 vaccine trial for pneumonia

Saint Louis University to participate in PPV23 vaccine trial for pneumonia

Top-line data from Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 Phase 3 trial on pneumococcal disease

Top-line data from Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 Phase 3 trial on pneumococcal disease

Nottingham expert to study impact of gluten intolerance on patients in the UK

Nottingham expert to study impact of gluten intolerance on patients in the UK

Polymorphism ’protective in pneumococcal disease’

Polymorphism ’protective in pneumococcal disease’

New method can screen for bacterial genes that are expressed during meningitis

New method can screen for bacterial genes that are expressed during meningitis

Efforts to stem childhood mortality in Ghana will not be enough to reach MDG, UNICEF official says

Efforts to stem childhood mortality in Ghana will not be enough to reach MDG, UNICEF official says

Report identifies challenges, solutions to increasing routine vaccination in Nigeria

Report identifies challenges, solutions to increasing routine vaccination in Nigeria

Children's vaccine for pneumococcal disease does not offer full protection

Children's vaccine for pneumococcal disease does not offer full protection

Ghana launching childhood immunization campaign for rotavirus, pneumococcal disease

Ghana launching childhood immunization campaign for rotavirus, pneumococcal disease

Ghana rolls out vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoea

Ghana rolls out vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoea

Despite progress in reducing measles deaths, international community falls short of 90% reduction target, study says

Despite progress in reducing measles deaths, international community falls short of 90% reduction target, study says

Study finds feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria's immunization program

Study finds feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria's immunization program

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 Phase 3 study for pneumococcal disease meets all study endpoints

Pfizer’s Prevnar 13 Phase 3 study for pneumococcal disease meets all study endpoints

Pfizer responds to CDC’S ACIP discussion related to use of Prevnar 13 in adults over 50

Pfizer responds to CDC’S ACIP discussion related to use of Prevnar 13 in adults over 50

Study investigates how bacteria change their disguise to evade vaccines

Study investigates how bacteria change their disguise to evade vaccines