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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.
Researchers detect major contamination in organic vegetables, likely to cause fatal illness

Researchers detect major contamination in organic vegetables, likely to cause fatal illness

Researchers discover a unique technique to fight hospital-borne disease

Researchers discover a unique technique to fight hospital-borne disease

Researchers use urinary proteomics to detect abnormalities inside the body

Researchers use urinary proteomics to detect abnormalities inside the body

Study shows how the immune system effectively combats coronavirus to prevent pneumonia

Study shows how the immune system effectively combats coronavirus to prevent pneumonia

New vaccine providing protection against future animal-to-human viral diseases may be possible

New vaccine providing protection against future animal-to-human viral diseases may be possible

Study identifies respiratory syncytial viral protein that mediates RSV-induced autophagy

Study identifies respiratory syncytial viral protein that mediates RSV-induced autophagy

Scientists discover “resistance gene” in harmful E. coli bacteria

Scientists discover “resistance gene” in harmful E. coli bacteria

Study details the design of RNA-based breathalyzer to diagnose SARS-CoV-2

Study details the design of RNA-based breathalyzer to diagnose SARS-CoV-2

New group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect identified

New group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect identified

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Novel therapy induces phagocytosis to treat bacterial pneumonia

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

Correction of immune system's faulty timing may offer a new strategy to prevent severe COVID-19

New study reveals lung cell roles in guiding the immune system

New study reveals lung cell roles in guiding the immune system

Experts unravel inner workings of cell receptors involved in various diseases

Experts unravel inner workings of cell receptors involved in various diseases

Insights on cross-resistance can improve potency of sequential antibiotic treatment

Insights on cross-resistance can improve potency of sequential antibiotic treatment

Accurate diagnosis of bacterial superinfection pneumonia could help avoid antibiotic overuse

Accurate diagnosis of bacterial superinfection pneumonia could help avoid antibiotic overuse

International travelers may pick up AMR genes from different destinations

International travelers may pick up AMR genes from different destinations

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Researchers prove that drugs designed for bacteria have the potential to act on human cells

Researchers prove that drugs designed for bacteria have the potential to act on human cells

Researchers discover canine coronavirus in East Malaysia

Researchers discover canine coronavirus in East Malaysia

Study identifies mechanism that enables SARS viruses to efficiently replicate in infected cells

Study identifies mechanism that enables SARS viruses to efficiently replicate in infected cells