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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.
Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you

Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you

Mycoplasma in Cell Culture: Fighting Back with Rapid Detection Kits

Mycoplasma in Cell Culture: Fighting Back with Rapid Detection Kits

Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus

Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus

NIAID officials describe steps to control coronavirus that recently originated in China

NIAID officials describe steps to control coronavirus that recently originated in China

Lung microbes could help predict outcomes in the seriously ill

Lung microbes could help predict outcomes in the seriously ill

Being exposed to diesel exhaust particles raises pneumococcal disease risk

Being exposed to diesel exhaust particles raises pneumococcal disease risk

Emerging public health concern about Wuhan coronavirus

Emerging public health concern about Wuhan coronavirus

Wuhan coronavirus: Disease timeline and on the ground response

Wuhan coronavirus: Disease timeline and on the ground response

Study provides key insights on potential origins of coronavirus outbreak in China

Study provides key insights on potential origins of coronavirus outbreak in China

New findings can help develop more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs

New findings can help develop more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs

New strain of coronavirus sparks concerns of a wider outbreak throughout China

New strain of coronavirus sparks concerns of a wider outbreak throughout China

USA confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case

USA confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case

Lung microbiome of critically ill patients is predictive of clinical outcomes

Lung microbiome of critically ill patients is predictive of clinical outcomes

Sepsis killing more people than earlier thought

Sepsis killing more people than earlier thought

Sepsis deaths found to be much higher than previously estimated

Sepsis deaths found to be much higher than previously estimated

Researchers develop novel assay to detect Chinese coronavirus

Researchers develop novel assay to detect Chinese coronavirus

Twice as many people as previously thought are dying from sepsis, says new report

Twice as many people as previously thought are dying from sepsis, says new report

New study challenges concerns over readmission reduction initiatives in hospitals

New study challenges concerns over readmission reduction initiatives in hospitals

Hospital readmission program not associated with increased risk of death in patients

Hospital readmission program not associated with increased risk of death in patients

Woman from Chinese city Wuhan lands in Bangkok with mysterious Corona virus infection

Woman from Chinese city Wuhan lands in Bangkok with mysterious Corona virus infection