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.
Sagent Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval of Azithromycin for injection

Sagent Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval of Azithromycin for injection

FDA approves new indication for Wyeth's Tygacil (tigecycline)

FDA approves new indication for Wyeth's Tygacil (tigecycline)

Wyeth's Prevenar vaccine for pneumococcal disease registered in Russia

Wyeth's Prevenar vaccine for pneumococcal disease registered in Russia

Bacteria-killing enzyme cures mice with fatal pneumonia

Bacteria-killing enzyme cures mice with fatal pneumonia

Super-fine oil-and-water emulsion protects against superbugs that kill cystic fibrosis patients

Super-fine oil-and-water emulsion protects against superbugs that kill cystic fibrosis patients

Pediatric vaccine propels sharp drop in meningitis cases

Pediatric vaccine propels sharp drop in meningitis cases

Adults with asthma at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease

Adults with asthma at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease

Research suggests that immunity is stronger at night

Research suggests that immunity is stronger at night

New vaccines may not reduce tuberculosis incidence

New vaccines may not reduce tuberculosis incidence

Advanced Life Sciences submits NDA for cethromycin in mild-to-moderate community acquired pneumonia

Advanced Life Sciences submits NDA for cethromycin in mild-to-moderate community acquired pneumonia

Bacteriophages treat deadly bacterial infections in mice

Bacteriophages treat deadly bacterial infections in mice

Despite vaccine, public should not get complacent about pneumococcal disease

Despite vaccine, public should not get complacent about pneumococcal disease

Ashwell receptor plays key role in reducing coagulation abnormalities during infection and sepsis

Ashwell receptor plays key role in reducing coagulation abnormalities during infection and sepsis

Corticosteroids not linked with reduced risk of death for children with bacterial meningitis

Corticosteroids not linked with reduced risk of death for children with bacterial meningitis

Pneumococcal disease rates down since approval of a vaccine in 2000

Pneumococcal disease rates down since approval of a vaccine in 2000

Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs

Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs

Purified bacterial extract sprayed into lungs ramps up innate immune system

Purified bacterial extract sprayed into lungs ramps up innate immune system

Vaccinating children younger than age 2 with the pneumococcal vaccine linked to less hospitalizations

Vaccinating children younger than age 2 with the pneumococcal vaccine linked to less hospitalizations

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children

Uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among children in the 1998-2002 United States birth cohorts

Uptake of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among children in the 1998-2002 United States birth cohorts