Streptococcus pneumoniae News and Research

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Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Pneumococcus, is a very common bacterial infection in both industrialized and developing countries. In particular, young children and the elderly represent high-risk populations of developing pneumococcal infections. According to the WHO, the bacterium kills up to one million children under the age of five years each year worldwide. It accounts for many Bacterial Meningitis cases in adults and it is the most common cause of Bacteraemia, Pneumonia, Meningitis and Otitis media in young children.
Opioid users have increased risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases

Opioid users have increased risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases

WHO's new surveillance data reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance

WHO's new surveillance data reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance

Lactic acid bacteria can offer protection against subtypes of influenza A virus

Lactic acid bacteria can offer protection against subtypes of influenza A virus

New model provides better understanding of epidemic spreading in realistic circumstances

New model provides better understanding of epidemic spreading in realistic circumstances

Vaccines in the Aging Population

Vaccines in the Aging Population

New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

Study increases understanding of how air pollution affects human health

UC San Diego engineers develop desktop diagnosis tool that detects harmful bacteria in few hours

UC San Diego engineers develop desktop diagnosis tool that detects harmful bacteria in few hours

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

S. pneumoniae uses hosts' immune defenses to spread infection, study reveals

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Research reveals how microbial context during infectious disease can compromise antibiotic therapy

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

Neonatal vaccination of mice with bacteria prevents cockroach-induced asthma as adults

MSU experts pioneer pathways to new treatment options for pneumonia

MSU experts pioneer pathways to new treatment options for pneumonia

Caltech scientists uncover three-dimensional structure of disease-fighting protein

Caltech scientists uncover three-dimensional structure of disease-fighting protein

School holidays may be linked to increased rates of adult pneumococcal CAP

School holidays may be linked to increased rates of adult pneumococcal CAP

Research provides insight into how harmless nasal bacteria help protect from diseases

Research provides insight into how harmless nasal bacteria help protect from diseases

Exposure to atmospheric dust, high temperatures can increase risk of bacterial meningitis

Exposure to atmospheric dust, high temperatures can increase risk of bacterial meningitis

Study develops new methodology to analyse genetic bases of pathogenic bacteria

Study develops new methodology to analyse genetic bases of pathogenic bacteria