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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.
Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Genomic ‘islands’ evolved from viruses can be converted into ‘anti-bacterial drones’

Genomic ‘islands’ evolved from viruses can be converted into ‘anti-bacterial drones’

ADCETRIS drug receives approval in Japan as frontline treatment option for Hodgkin lymphoma

ADCETRIS drug receives approval in Japan as frontline treatment option for Hodgkin lymphoma

CSU chemists may help in making extracorporeal life support devices more effective

CSU chemists may help in making extracorporeal life support devices more effective

October 1918 marks the centenary of Spanish Flu that claimed more lives than World War I

October 1918 marks the centenary of Spanish Flu that claimed more lives than World War I

CHMP adopts positive opinion of Takeda’s ALUNBRIG for treatment of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer

CHMP adopts positive opinion of Takeda’s ALUNBRIG for treatment of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer

CHMP grants positive opinion for VENCLYXTO plus rituximab for treating relapsed/refractory CLL

CHMP grants positive opinion for VENCLYXTO plus rituximab for treating relapsed/refractory CLL

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

CHMP issues positive opinion supporting use of Trelegy Ellipta in broader group of COPD patients

Study highlights need to remain vigilant in maintaining key infection control processes

Study highlights need to remain vigilant in maintaining key infection control processes

Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Pfizer’s 20vPnC vaccine receives Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

Study: Infants using popular anti-reflux medicines are not at increased risk of lung infections

Study: Infants using popular anti-reflux medicines are not at increased risk of lung infections

AmpliPhi receives positive feedback from FDA for its AB-PA01 product targeting P.aeruginosa infections

AmpliPhi receives positive feedback from FDA for its AB-PA01 product targeting P.aeruginosa infections

Experts to present research on prevention, management of dysphagia at international conference

Experts to present research on prevention, management of dysphagia at international conference

Study finds higher readmission rates in for-profit hospitals

Study finds higher readmission rates in for-profit hospitals

Easy and rapid test for viral infections can cut antibiotic use, hospitalizations

Easy and rapid test for viral infections can cut antibiotic use, hospitalizations

New technology rapidly assesses antibiotics by using bacteria in bear saliva

New technology rapidly assesses antibiotics by using bacteria in bear saliva

Researchers identify mechanism that could make pathogens more susceptible to antibiotics

Researchers identify mechanism that could make pathogens more susceptible to antibiotics

Enabling Patient Care in the Community Through Technology

Enabling Patient Care in the Community Through Technology

Telehealth videoconferencing promotes antibiotic stewardship efforts in rural facilities

Telehealth videoconferencing promotes antibiotic stewardship efforts in rural facilities