pneumococcus

Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is a major cause of life-threatening invasive diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis, and is…

La Jolla institute identifies critical cell in fighting E. coli infection

Despite ongoing public health efforts, E. coli outbreaks continue to infiltrate the food supply, annually causing significant sickness and death throughout the…

New research could lead to a vaccine for pneumococcus disease

Pneumococcus is a bacterium which causes a lot of illness and disease in the very young and the elderly, including pneumonia and meningitis. Large numbers of…

Stick with simple antibiotics for pneumonia to avoid super bugs

Australian hospitals should avoid prescribing expensive broad-spectrum antibiotics for pneumonia to avoid the development of more drug-resistant super bugs,…