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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.
Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Expert discusses how to stay healthy during flu season

Measles outbreak alarms public health officials

Measles outbreak alarms public health officials

Guts of surfers more likely to be colonized by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study reveals

Guts of surfers more likely to be colonized by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, study reveals

Past exposures influence immune response in children with acute respiratory tract infections

Past exposures influence immune response in children with acute respiratory tract infections

Frail patients losing access to dental house calls

Frail patients losing access to dental house calls

Doing more harm than good? Epidemic of screening burdens nation’s older patients

Doing more harm than good? Epidemic of screening burdens nation’s older patients

EPFL scientists create gold nanoparticles to combat all viruses

EPFL scientists create gold nanoparticles to combat all viruses

Valley fever cases see sharp increase in November, say UVA experts

Valley fever cases see sharp increase in November, say UVA experts

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

Time-lapse imaging reveals how antimicrobial treated surfaces kill superbugs in two hours

New report reveals steep rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments during winter

New report reveals steep rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments during winter

Severely preterm children with HRV have lower airway obstruction linked to retractions, wheezing

Severely preterm children with HRV have lower airway obstruction linked to retractions, wheezing

Brokers tout mix-and-match coverage to avoid high-cost ACA plans

Brokers tout mix-and-match coverage to avoid high-cost ACA plans

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

1 in 10 medical products found to be substandard or falsified in low- and middle-income countries

1 in 10 medical products found to be substandard or falsified in low- and middle-income countries

The ratcheting cost of the pneumococcal vaccine: What gives?

The ratcheting cost of the pneumococcal vaccine: What gives?

New approach can track how superbugs travel among and within health care facilities

New approach can track how superbugs travel among and within health care facilities

Multiple sclerosis drug can beat obstinate bacteria

Multiple sclerosis drug can beat obstinate bacteria

Research paves way for development of vaccines against mycoplasma bacteria

Research paves way for development of vaccines against mycoplasma bacteria

Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients

Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients

Pregnant mother in a coma wakes three months after delivery

Pregnant mother in a coma wakes three months after delivery