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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Researchers explore effect of temperature on molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 spike

Researchers explore effect of temperature on molecular structure of SARS-CoV-2 spike

Template for COVID-19 management in a rural health system

Template for COVID-19 management in a rural health system

Scientists discover a novel antiviral strategy for treating COVID-19

Scientists discover a novel antiviral strategy for treating COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause sudden permanent hearing loss in rare cases

COVID-19 can cause sudden permanent hearing loss in rare cases

Scientists engineer powerful novel anti-microbial molecules from wasp venom

Scientists engineer powerful novel anti-microbial molecules from wasp venom

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein triggers cell signaling pathways in lung vascular cells

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein triggers cell signaling pathways in lung vascular cells

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

First confirmed US case of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

First confirmed US case of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

Are antibiotics being over prescribed in COVID-19?

Are antibiotics being over prescribed in COVID-19?

Zinc deficiency linked to poor COVID-19 outcomes

Zinc deficiency linked to poor COVID-19 outcomes

With Senate control at stake, Trump and COVID haunt Ernst’s fight to keep her seat

With Senate control at stake, Trump and COVID haunt Ernst’s fight to keep her seat

Researchers identify molecular mechanisms of IFN responses in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify molecular mechanisms of IFN responses in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers hope to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine using bovine adenovirus

Researchers hope to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine using bovine adenovirus

Case report of arthritis in a COVID-19 patient

Case report of arthritis in a COVID-19 patient

People infected with other types of coronaviruses may have less severe COVID-19 infection

People infected with other types of coronaviruses may have less severe COVID-19 infection

Study shows COVID-19 vulnerability increases exponentially with age

Study shows COVID-19 vulnerability increases exponentially with age

Macrophage subgroups may play pivotal role in COVID-19 lethality

Macrophage subgroups may play pivotal role in COVID-19 lethality

Parkinson's disease is an independent risk factor for dying from COVID-19, study suggests

Parkinson's disease is an independent risk factor for dying from COVID-19, study suggests

AI can be nearly as accurate as a physician in diagnosing COVID-19

AI can be nearly as accurate as a physician in diagnosing COVID-19