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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WHO's new data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

WHO's new data reveals high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

Blood group type may affect susceptibility to COVID-19 respiratory failure

Blood group type may affect susceptibility to COVID-19 respiratory failure

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

Scientists map how SARS-CoV-2 infects the airways

Scientists map how SARS-CoV-2 infects the airways

Bacteria that live in soil and on people have extensive antibiotic-destroying genes

Bacteria that live in soil and on people have extensive antibiotic-destroying genes

A vectored vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2

A vectored vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who undergo surgery experience worse postoperative outcomes

SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who undergo surgery experience worse postoperative outcomes

SFU and Providence Health Care collaborate on AI tool to aid quicker COVID-19 diagnosis

SFU and Providence Health Care collaborate on AI tool to aid quicker COVID-19 diagnosis

Study maps novel coronavirus infection in cells of nasal cavity, airway and lungs

Study maps novel coronavirus infection in cells of nasal cavity, airway and lungs

No specific COVID-19-linked lesions found despite extensive organ injury

No specific COVID-19-linked lesions found despite extensive organ injury

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

Deep vein clots in critical COVID-19 illness

Deep vein clots in critical COVID-19 illness

Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19

Anosmia and changes in brain MRI in COVID-19

When flu season converges with COVID-19

When flu season converges with COVID-19

5-day Remdesivir dose works as well as the 10-day dose in COVID-19, study finds

5-day Remdesivir dose works as well as the 10-day dose in COVID-19, study finds

How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

How comorbidities affect SARS-CoV-2 viral entry

Mouse model mimics clinical course and pathology observed in COVID-19 patients

Mouse model mimics clinical course and pathology observed in COVID-19 patients

New models use computer vision and AI to identify COVID-19 in X-rays

New models use computer vision and AI to identify COVID-19 in X-rays

My mother died of the coronavirus. It’s time she was counted.

My mother died of the coronavirus. It’s time she was counted.

Blood clotting disorders may explain some of the worst symptoms of COVID-19

Blood clotting disorders may explain some of the worst symptoms of COVID-19