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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.
WVU researcher aims to produce updated whooping cough vaccine

WVU researcher aims to produce updated whooping cough vaccine

NIAID launches clinical trial of investigational RSV vaccine

NIAID launches clinical trial of investigational RSV vaccine

New test can identify ICU patients at greatest risk of secondary infections

New test can identify ICU patients at greatest risk of secondary infections

Researchers develop ground-breaking approach for treatment of pneumonia

Researchers develop ground-breaking approach for treatment of pneumonia

Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients

Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients

Research drug may one day be novel treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Research drug may one day be novel treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

Tonsil and adenoid removal increases long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

Study: 1 out of every 5 deaths among young adults in the U.S. is related to opioids

Study: 1 out of every 5 deaths among young adults in the U.S. is related to opioids

Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy shows promising results in treating renal cell carcinoma patients

Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy shows promising results in treating renal cell carcinoma patients

Researchers find link between handgrip strength and lung function in older women

Researchers find link between handgrip strength and lung function in older women

Discovering Antibodies with Universal Specificity

Discovering Antibodies with Universal Specificity

Causes and treatment of acute heart failure vary by region, registry shows

Causes and treatment of acute heart failure vary by region, registry shows

Scientists report new strategy for fighting bacteria

Scientists report new strategy for fighting bacteria

Seniors' air pollution exposure linked to hospitalization for ARDS

Seniors' air pollution exposure linked to hospitalization for ARDS

Unnecessary antibiotic use for asthma exacerbations linked to increased hospital stays, costs

Unnecessary antibiotic use for asthma exacerbations linked to increased hospital stays, costs

Investigational technology could increase donor organ supply for lung transplants

Investigational technology could increase donor organ supply for lung transplants

Study: Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in ICU utilization

Study: Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in ICU utilization

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Celgene to share new and updated data around novel hematological therapies

Higher exposure to carbon monoxide in utero increases risk of poor lung function in infants

Higher exposure to carbon monoxide in utero increases risk of poor lung function in infants

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients