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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.
Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

Pioneering CRISPR therapy leaves two patients free of blood disease symptoms

Measles heralds state of emergency in Samoa

Measles heralds state of emergency in Samoa

Antibiotics face an existential crisis

Antibiotics face an existential crisis

Tailored T-cells safe, may be effective in preventing and treating multiple viral infections

Tailored T-cells safe, may be effective in preventing and treating multiple viral infections

Vaping wrecks immune cell function, increases infection risk

Vaping wrecks immune cell function, increases infection risk

Four important tips to stay safe and healthy during winter

Four important tips to stay safe and healthy during winter

More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks

More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks

New study sounds a note of caution in using probiotics in ICU

New study sounds a note of caution in using probiotics in ICU

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affected

A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affected

Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children

Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children

Best practice treatment guide to quickly detect, treat patients with vaping-associated lung injury

Best practice treatment guide to quickly detect, treat patients with vaping-associated lung injury

As states with legal weed embrace vaping bans, black-market risks linger

As states with legal weed embrace vaping bans, black-market risks linger

Record number of Legionnaires’ cases in 2018 risk lives, cause cleanup headaches

Record number of Legionnaires’ cases in 2018 risk lives, cause cleanup headaches

New analysis offers an alternative explanation for decline in hospital admissions

New analysis offers an alternative explanation for decline in hospital admissions

Measles wipes out other immune memories

Measles wipes out other immune memories

Low blood oxygen more common in sick children than previously thought

Low blood oxygen more common in sick children than previously thought

Good news, bad news: lower antibiotic use, more antibiotic resistance in UK

Good news, bad news: lower antibiotic use, more antibiotic resistance in UK

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia