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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.
Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

Effective hand hygiene key to reducing hospital-based infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative reduces risks of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections

Travelers staying in a hotel linked with contracting and carrying home drug-resistant bacteria

Travelers staying in a hotel linked with contracting and carrying home drug-resistant bacteria

Key barriers that prevent access to antibiotics in low- and middle-income countries

Key barriers that prevent access to antibiotics in low- and middle-income countries

'Battle royale' of oral pathogen helps explain how dangerous bacteria persist in hospital environment

'Battle royale' of oral pathogen helps explain how dangerous bacteria persist in hospital environment

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer's

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer's

ASCO issues guideline recommending older adults with cancer to receive geriatric assessment

ASCO issues guideline recommending older adults with cancer to receive geriatric assessment

Multistate E. coli outbreak says CDC

Multistate E. coli outbreak says CDC

UA immunobiology professor will use $1.9 million grant to study copper's therapeutic potential

UA immunobiology professor will use $1.9 million grant to study copper's therapeutic potential

Study offers new insights for vaccine development to prevent RSV disease

Study offers new insights for vaccine development to prevent RSV disease

Research shows financial and quality-of-life toll of intravenous therapy on parents, caregivers

Research shows financial and quality-of-life toll of intravenous therapy on parents, caregivers

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission

Alzheimer's patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows

Alzheimer's patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows

New study identifies CD40 molecule as key entry point for dangerous bacteria

New study identifies CD40 molecule as key entry point for dangerous bacteria

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

New risk adjustment model could reduce financial penalty for safety net hospitals

New risk adjustment model could reduce financial penalty for safety net hospitals

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

CMV airway infection enlarges spectrum of environmental allergens

CMV airway infection enlarges spectrum of environmental allergens

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression