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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.
Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

New game theory approach helps identify bacterial antibiotic resistance

New game theory approach helps identify bacterial antibiotic resistance

New discovery brings scientists closer to developing an RSV vaccine

New discovery brings scientists closer to developing an RSV vaccine

Statin use associated with increased risk of diabetes, skin infections

Statin use associated with increased risk of diabetes, skin infections

CDC advises vaccination for pregnant women against flu and whooping cough

CDC advises vaccination for pregnant women against flu and whooping cough

Important tips for parents to help manage their child's asthma in the fall

Important tips for parents to help manage their child's asthma in the fall

IFA highlights importance of flu awareness to vulnerable populations

IFA highlights importance of flu awareness to vulnerable populations

Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study

Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

Researchers confront mystery of tropical fungal outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

Researchers confront mystery of tropical fungal outbreak in the Pacific Northwest

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals

New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals

What are the health effects of vaping?

What are the health effects of vaping?

Infectious disease experts explain how to stay healthy during the flu season

Infectious disease experts explain how to stay healthy during the flu season

AI system takes 10 seconds to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of pneumonia patients

AI system takes 10 seconds to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of pneumonia patients

Vaping linked to over 200 health problems, but still safer than smoking

Vaping linked to over 200 health problems, but still safer than smoking

Nintedanib drug can benefit patients with broad range of scarring lung diseases

Nintedanib drug can benefit patients with broad range of scarring lung diseases

Respiratory groups unite to advocate 'healthy lungs for all' on World Lung Day 2019

Respiratory groups unite to advocate 'healthy lungs for all' on World Lung Day 2019

Mummies show atherosclerosis was prevalent in ancient times

Mummies show atherosclerosis was prevalent in ancient times

Using 'Trojan horse' strategy to kill deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Using 'Trojan horse' strategy to kill deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than originally thought, study reveals

Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than originally thought, study reveals