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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.
Why are Antibiotics Overprescribed for Meningitis Treatment?

Why are Antibiotics Overprescribed for Meningitis Treatment?

Researchers find link between pneumonia in older people and PPI prescriptions

Researchers find link between pneumonia in older people and PPI prescriptions

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

Antimicrobial therapy can prevent occurrence of pneumococcal septicemia

Antimicrobial therapy can prevent occurrence of pneumococcal septicemia

Artificial antimicrobial peptides may help fight against drug-resistant bacteria

Artificial antimicrobial peptides may help fight against drug-resistant bacteria

Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria

Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria

ATS Foundation and Insmed to provide $50,000 funding for NTM lung disease research

ATS Foundation and Insmed to provide $50,000 funding for NTM lung disease research

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Low and high HDL cholesterol linked to higher risk of infectious disease

Low and high HDL cholesterol linked to higher risk of infectious disease

DNA test method can help quickly prevent Legionnaires' outbreak

DNA test method can help quickly prevent Legionnaires' outbreak

Research reveals how bacteria prepare sticky adhesion protein

Research reveals how bacteria prepare sticky adhesion protein

Research provides new insights about gender differences in airway disease risk

Research provides new insights about gender differences in airway disease risk

Cleaning out a fish tank leaves whole family seriously ill

Cleaning out a fish tank leaves whole family seriously ill

Scoliosis surgery improves quality of life for children with severe cerebral palsy

Scoliosis surgery improves quality of life for children with severe cerebral palsy

Researchers reveal new tactic to fight antibiotic-resistant pneumonia

Researchers reveal new tactic to fight antibiotic-resistant pneumonia

Condom snorting - a trending bad idea!

Condom snorting - a trending bad idea!

Medicare metrics may not completely reflect hospital quality for readmissions

Medicare metrics may not completely reflect hospital quality for readmissions

Researchers characterize S. aureus gene involved in virulence and antibiotic resistance

Researchers characterize S. aureus gene involved in virulence and antibiotic resistance

Experts highlight urgent need to prevent infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Experts highlight urgent need to prevent infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Foil-based measuring chip rapidly detects Legionella

Foil-based measuring chip rapidly detects Legionella