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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.
Study explains why several clinical trials of treatments for sepsis have been failed

Study explains why several clinical trials of treatments for sepsis have been failed

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

Study: India has large disparities in under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states

14 years of investigations reveal how Nipah virus spreads from person to person

14 years of investigations reveal how Nipah virus spreads from person to person

Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals

Australian doctors are overprescribing flu antivirals, study reveals

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

Rutgers study: Depression increases hospital use and mortality in children

Rutgers study: Depression increases hospital use and mortality in children

New noninvasive ventilation strategy benefits preterm infants with neonatal ARDS

New noninvasive ventilation strategy benefits preterm infants with neonatal ARDS

Globally measles at an all time high

Globally measles at an all time high

Adoption of new rules drops readmission penalties against safety net hospitals

Adoption of new rules drops readmission penalties against safety net hospitals

The return of the measles: are we going backward?

The return of the measles: are we going backward?

Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'

Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

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