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.
Viral vs Bacterial Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs which affects alveoli. This article looks at the differences between bacterial and viral pneumonia.

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Risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes-related mortality

Risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes-related mortality

Pulmonary morphopathology in COVID-19 caused by the B.1.617.2 Delta variant

Pulmonary morphopathology in COVID-19 caused by the B.1.617.2 Delta variant

Increase in multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in German hospitals linked to patients from Ukraine

Increase in multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in German hospitals linked to patients from Ukraine

Where does COVID-19 rank as an underlying cause of death for children and young people in the US?

Where does COVID-19 rank as an underlying cause of death for children and young people in the US?

The safety and tolerability of Remdesivir in children affected by COVID-19

The safety and tolerability of Remdesivir in children affected by COVID-19

Many young people don't believe they are at risk for heart disease, survey finds

Many young people don't believe they are at risk for heart disease, survey finds

Light-activated nanoscale drills can combat infectious fungi

Light-activated nanoscale drills can combat infectious fungi

Study: COVID-19 is a significant cause of death in children and young people in the U.S.

Study: COVID-19 is a significant cause of death in children and young people in the U.S.

Researchers explore respiratory syncytial virus infection before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers explore respiratory syncytial virus infection before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the Omicron wave in Italy

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the Omicron wave in Italy

Study suggests cortical hemorrhage in fetal brain may be associated with COVID-19

Study suggests cortical hemorrhage in fetal brain may be associated with COVID-19

Epidemiological evidence that Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be caused by viral infections

Epidemiological evidence that Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be caused by viral infections

Review on lateral flow test use spearheaded by SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Review on lateral flow test use spearheaded by SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Exploring the clinical impact of co-detections of other respiratory viruses in US children hospitalized for COVID-19

Exploring the clinical impact of co-detections of other respiratory viruses in US children hospitalized for COVID-19

Genetic disorder that causes immunodeficiency and susceptibility to opportunistic infections discovered

Genetic disorder that causes immunodeficiency and susceptibility to opportunistic infections discovered

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

Analysis of seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients indicates that SARS-CoV-2 infection can persist significantly longer than suggested by PCR-negative tests

Analysis of seemingly recovered COVID-19 patients indicates that SARS-CoV-2 infection can persist significantly longer than suggested by PCR-negative tests

WHO reports a severe case of avian (bird) flu in Ecuador

WHO reports a severe case of avian (bird) flu in Ecuador

Researchers create the first 'living medicine' to treat drug-resistant lung infections

Researchers create the first 'living medicine' to treat drug-resistant lung infections

Does COVID-19 cause adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes?

Does COVID-19 cause adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes?