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GAVI Alliance supports pneumococcal and rotavirus studies

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TweetTwo GAVI Alliance supported studies were released on Tuesday regarding pneumococcal disease and rotavirus, which are two leading causes of childhood mortality. Study results for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine dosing schedules showed that PCV is effective in three different schedules. Researchers … Read More »

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Liberia celebrates introduction of pneumoccal vaccine

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Tweet Liberia and the GAVI Alliance celebrated on Thursday the introduction of a new pneumoccal vaccine, which seeks to prevent a disease that kills 14 percent of Liberian children less than five years old annually. Pneumococcal disease is one of … Read More »

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Clinigen initiates early access program for pneumonia patients

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Tweet Clinigen Group plc, a global pharmaceutical company, announced the initiation on Wednesday of an early access program to provide its antibacterial drug to European patients with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia. The program, which is managed by Clinigen Global Access Programs, … Read More »

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GAVI to support new pneumococcal vaccine campaign in Afghanistan

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TweetAfghanistan will soon begin vaccinating more than 1.2 million children against pneumococcal disease annually with support of the GAVI Alliance, GAVI announced on Saturday. With the support of GAVI, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health … Read More »

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Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces number of ear infections

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Tweet The advent of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may have caused a significant drop in cases of otitis media, also known as ear infection, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers with the University of Texas Medical … Read More »

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Fatal case of pneumococcal infection under investigation in Hong Kong

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TweetThe Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health announced on Friday it is investigating a fatal case of invasive pneumococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pneumonia. The patient was a five-year-old girl who had a fever and … Read More »

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Hong Kong CHP investigates death of three year old boy

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TweetThe Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health announced on Tuesday that it is investigating the death of a three-year-old boy from invasive pneumococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. The boy developed a fever and cough … Read More »

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Zinc may starve lethal pneumonia bacteria

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Tweet Researchers found that zinc can starve Streptococcus pneumoniae, a bacterium responsible for killing more than one million people annually, according to a study published on Monday in Nature Chemical Biology. Australian scientists with the University of Queensland and the … Read More »

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Senegal introduces two new vaccines to protect children

Pfizer completes pneumonia case accrual for CAPiTA

Pfizer pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13 gains European approval

Researchers find influenza increases chances of bacterial pneumonia

Angola rolls out pneumococcal vaccination program for children

GAVI funds new pneumonia immunization program in Uganda

New U.N. plan seeks higher targets for pneumonia and diarrhea treatment

Three die from MRSA and influenza infections in Maryland

FDA approves Prevnar for adults over 50

Pfizer, GSK to discount pneumonia vaccines by more than 50 percent

Discovery could improve efficacy of pneumonia vaccines

Pneumonia vaccine found safe for those over 50

Vaccine breakthrough may protect against deadly form of pneumonia

Drop in pneumonia cases linked to increase in vaccinations

Vaccine may prevent infant pneumonia infection

India’s health ministry to initiate impact study on pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Pfizer wins Europe approval for new vaccine

FDA wants panel to probe Pfizer vaccine efficacy

Scientists create NICE solution to pneumonia vaccine testing problems

Global health organizations urge governments to fight pneumonia