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Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and hospitalization, costing health care systems billions of dollars and an estimated 600,000 adult deaths worldwide each year. Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and the term describes a group of illnesses, including invasive infections, such as bacteremia/sepsis and meningitis, as well as pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections. Although all age groups may be affected, the highest rate of pneumococcal disease occurs in young children and older adults. In addition, persons suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, cardiovascular disease) and immune deficiencies are at increased risk.
Researchers find way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers find way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals

Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Researchers discover link between alcohol-producing gut bacteria and NAFLD

Researchers discover link between alcohol-producing gut bacteria and NAFLD

Fat-filled immune cells found in victims of vaping illness

Fat-filled immune cells found in victims of vaping illness

Vaping-related respiratory illness characterized by lipid-laden macrophages in the lungs

Vaping-related respiratory illness characterized by lipid-laden macrophages in the lungs

FDA approves first drug to treat patients with rare lung condition

FDA approves first drug to treat patients with rare lung condition

Vapor from e-cigarettes may impair the cells that line the lungs

Vapor from e-cigarettes may impair the cells that line the lungs

Thames typical of superbug-breeding rivers, says new study

Thames typical of superbug-breeding rivers, says new study

As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations

As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations

Pneumonia uses hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system

Pneumonia uses hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system

ATS publishes clinical guideline on laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections

ATS publishes clinical guideline on laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections

Promising vaccine may protect against the Klebsiella superbug

Promising vaccine may protect against the Klebsiella superbug

Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar

Mysterious vaping lung injuries may have flown under regulatory radar

Years ago, this doctor linked a mysterious lung disease to vaping

Years ago, this doctor linked a mysterious lung disease to vaping

Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

Study uncovers link between dietary zinc and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae

Measles back in UK three years after elimination

Measles back in UK three years after elimination

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia

UTEP professor receives $2.7 million NIH grant to study AIDS-associated fungal meningitis

UTEP professor receives $2.7 million NIH grant to study AIDS-associated fungal meningitis

Study finds fewer deaths among elderly intensive care patients vaccinated against influenza

Study finds fewer deaths among elderly intensive care patients vaccinated against influenza