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.
Pfizer provides update on Prevnar 13

Pfizer provides update on Prevnar 13

Health Canada approves Prevnar 13 vaccine for invasive pneumococcal disease

Health Canada approves Prevnar 13 vaccine for invasive pneumococcal disease

Pfizer's Prevenar 13 granted European marketing authorization

Pfizer's Prevenar 13 granted European marketing authorization

Study reveals that majority of all vaccine preventable deaths occur in those 65 and older

Study reveals that majority of all vaccine preventable deaths occur in those 65 and older

FDA Advisory Committee votes in support of Pfizer's Prevnar 13

FDA Advisory Committee votes in support of Pfizer's Prevnar 13

Global health organizations observe World Pneumonia Day; urge governments to take steps to fight pneumonia

Global health organizations observe World Pneumonia Day; urge governments to take steps to fight pneumonia

News outlets examine challenges with expanding global child immunization campaigns

News outlets examine challenges with expanding global child immunization campaigns

More infants are being immunized but funding gap leaves millions of children still at risk

More infants are being immunized but funding gap leaves millions of children still at risk

PCV vaccines can save the lives of millions of children

PCV vaccines can save the lives of millions of children

Deal between GSK, Brazil to strengthen country's pharmaceutical R&D

Deal between GSK, Brazil to strengthen country's pharmaceutical R&D

Prevention and treatment of pneumonia are critical to reducing child mortality

Prevention and treatment of pneumonia are critical to reducing child mortality

Pneumonia-causing diseases kill 1.2m children under 5 annually, Studies say

Pneumonia-causing diseases kill 1.2m children under 5 annually, Studies say

New World Health Organization data emphasizes on two leading causes of pneumonia

New World Health Organization data emphasizes on two leading causes of pneumonia

COPD patients to have better protection against pneumonia with new vaccine

COPD patients to have better protection against pneumonia with new vaccine

Health experts appeal for vaccines to be added to national immunization programs

Health experts appeal for vaccines to be added to national immunization programs

The Gambia introduces pneumococcal immunisation programme

The Gambia introduces pneumococcal immunisation programme

Asian pneumonia prevention organization calls for required pneumonia vaccine in India

Asian pneumonia prevention organization calls for required pneumonia vaccine in India

Pneumococcal vaccine effective in preventing severe pneumonia

Pneumococcal vaccine effective in preventing severe pneumonia

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