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.
FDA grants QIDP and Fast Track designation to Nabriva's lefamulin for treatment of CABP, ABSSSI

FDA grants QIDP and Fast Track designation to Nabriva's lefamulin for treatment of CABP, ABSSSI

Three institutions collaborate to develop vaccine to treat pneumonia

Three institutions collaborate to develop vaccine to treat pneumonia

Influenza can cause ear and throat infections

Influenza can cause ear and throat infections

Pneumonia in COPD patients has distinct clinical features

Pneumonia in COPD patients has distinct clinical features

S. pneumoniae drug susceptibility tracked in Japan

S. pneumoniae drug susceptibility tracked in Japan

Chinese study of serogroup 6 S. pneumoniae finds no antibiotic-resistant clones

Chinese study of serogroup 6 S. pneumoniae finds no antibiotic-resistant clones

Middle ear infections can be triggered by viral infection in nose, say researchers

Middle ear infections can be triggered by viral infection in nose, say researchers

‘Concerning’ rise in pneumococcus risk factors

‘Concerning’ rise in pneumococcus risk factors

Aging Japanese population driving high CAP burden

Aging Japanese population driving high CAP burden

Prevalence of bacterial meningitis drops in the United States

Prevalence of bacterial meningitis drops in the United States

Mucosal lymphoid cells key to S. pneumoniae defence

Mucosal lymphoid cells key to S. pneumoniae defence

Pneumococcal pneumonia mortality falling

Pneumococcal pneumonia mortality falling

Researchers release evidence substantiating unexpected dual role of immune system

Researchers release evidence substantiating unexpected dual role of immune system

Bacterial respiratory tract colonization before catching influenza may protect against severe disease

Bacterial respiratory tract colonization before catching influenza may protect against severe disease

Scientists uncover mechanisms that can protect against lethal bacteria

Scientists uncover mechanisms that can protect against lethal bacteria

Mechanisms of recurrent bacteria AOM in children under scrutiny

Mechanisms of recurrent bacteria AOM in children under scrutiny

S. pneumoniae is major cause of severe pneumonia in Gambian children

S. pneumoniae is major cause of severe pneumonia in Gambian children

S. pneumoniae interacts with other nasopharyngeal bacteria

S. pneumoniae interacts with other nasopharyngeal bacteria

Inflammatory pneumococcal response differs by age

Inflammatory pneumococcal response differs by age

Pediatric viral respiratory tract infection often complicated by bacterial sinusitis

Pediatric viral respiratory tract infection often complicated by bacterial sinusitis