PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

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PCV10 pneumococcal vaccine has big impact in Kenya, even among unvaccinated individuals

Related video A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a large Kenyan community after it was introduced in 2011, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public […]

New research identifies novel link between antibiotic resistance and climate change

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Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change

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What can cause pain under the right breast?

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Winning the arms race: Analysis reveals key gene for bacterial infection

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What is aspiration?

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Recommending adults to get pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 may be effective guidance

Related video If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis published today in the journal […]