Pneumonia

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.

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Global economic recovery at risk due to COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Global economic recovery at risk due to COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

New blood test could help predict the severity of COVID-19 symptoms

New blood test could help predict the severity of COVID-19 symptoms

Redhill Biopharma announces completion of Phase 2/3 COVID-19 study of oral opaganib

Redhill Biopharma announces completion of Phase 2/3 COVID-19 study of oral opaganib

COVID-19 first wave increased the sale of antibiotic formulations in India

COVID-19 first wave increased the sale of antibiotic formulations in India

Study reveals pathological mechanism and treatment strategy of pre-engraftment syndrome

Study reveals pathological mechanism and treatment strategy of pre-engraftment syndrome

Pandemic of antibiotic resistance is shortening the lives of children in Bangladesh

Pandemic of antibiotic resistance is shortening the lives of children in Bangladesh

Diagnosis and management of COVID-19 in clinical settings

Diagnosis and management of COVID-19 in clinical settings

Could corticosteroids increase mortality in COVID-19 patients without high oxygen supplementation?

Could corticosteroids increase mortality in COVID-19 patients without high oxygen supplementation?

SARS-CoV-2 variants show distinct humoral response and transcriptional profiles in hamster model

SARS-CoV-2 variants show distinct humoral response and transcriptional profiles in hamster model

Blood test could be a simple and effective method for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection

Blood test could be a simple and effective method for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection

GARDP, CHAI and Shionogi collaborate to accelerate access to antibiotic for bacterial infections

GARDP, CHAI and Shionogi collaborate to accelerate access to antibiotic for bacterial infections

Millions of COVID-19 cases went undetected in the first  six months of the pandemic, finds study

Millions of COVID-19 cases went undetected in the first six months of the pandemic, finds study

Review of scientific evidence supports zoonotic origin for SARS-CoV-2 with zero biological evidence for laboratory leak scenario

Review of scientific evidence supports zoonotic origin for SARS-CoV-2 with zero biological evidence for laboratory leak scenario

Composition and structure of nasopharyngeal microbiome relate to COVID-19 disease severity

Composition and structure of nasopharyngeal microbiome relate to COVID-19 disease severity

Can memory T cell responses to seasonal coronaviruses protect against severe COVID-19?

Can memory T cell responses to seasonal coronaviruses protect against severe COVID-19?

Investigation reveals considerable added benefit of remdesivir for moderately ill COVID-19 patients

Investigation reveals considerable added benefit of remdesivir for moderately ill COVID-19 patients

Study explores the effects of SARS-CoV-2 (and other betacoronaviruses) on cellular mRNA processing

Study explores the effects of SARS-CoV-2 (and other betacoronaviruses) on cellular mRNA processing

Antibiotic clofoctol shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

Antibiotic clofoctol shows potential against SARS-CoV-2

New clinical and prognostic characteristics discovered in solid organ recipients with COVID-19

New clinical and prognostic characteristics discovered in solid organ recipients with COVID-19