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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.
Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals

Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals

Boosting our defenses to fight Klebsiella infections

Boosting our defenses to fight Klebsiella infections

Study finds increasing risk of infections and antibiotic prescriptions after hip fracture surgery

Study finds increasing risk of infections and antibiotic prescriptions after hip fracture surgery

Study finds rise in risk of postoperative infections following hip fracture surgery

Study finds rise in risk of postoperative infections following hip fracture surgery

World AIDS Day: FIRS highlights need to strengthen efforts to stop TB and HIV

World AIDS Day: FIRS highlights need to strengthen efforts to stop TB and HIV

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

Scientists discover toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

Scientists discover toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Concomitant use of sleeping pills and opioids found to prevalent among people with Alzheimer’s disease

Specific bacterial toxins reduce number of cells suppressing immune response

Specific bacterial toxins reduce number of cells suppressing immune response

Antibiotic resistance data from across the globe released

Antibiotic resistance data from across the globe released

Gladstone scientists gain new insights into the aging brain

Gladstone scientists gain new insights into the aging brain

Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Study shows how pneumococci challenge the immune system

Study shows how pneumococci challenge the immune system

Report: Persistent inequities may hamper progress to stop child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths

Report: Persistent inequities may hamper progress to stop child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths

AI in medical space must be carefully tested for performance across wide range of populations

AI in medical space must be carefully tested for performance across wide range of populations

FDA approves LORBRENA for treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves LORBRENA for treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

Getting right level of leptin may help protect cardiovascular health

Getting right level of leptin may help protect cardiovascular health