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Latest Pneumococcal vaccine Stories

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2008-12-21 12:00:00

Mayo Clinic research shows adults with asthma are at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common bacteria causing middle ear infections and community acquired pneumonia.

2008-12-19 12:23:00

Suggests adults with asthma should receive pneumococcal vaccine ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec.

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2008-10-23 08:20:00

A vaccination to protect against the bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases is now available for smokers.

2008-10-16 15:00:27

Britain's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pneumococcal Disease Prevention officials say pneumococcal disease must be recognized as a global health issue.

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2008-10-16 08:50:13

Pneumococcal disease, one of the world's leading causes of death and serious illness, must be recognized as an urgent global health issue together with HIV, malaria and TB

2008-09-24 12:00:37

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth, has initiated the community acquired pneumonia immunization trial in adults, a major study in adults of an investigational 13-valent conjugate vaccine designed to help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia.

2008-09-24 12:00:37

U.S. scientists say the discovery of a new mechanism of immunity suggests a more effective pneumococcal vaccine might be in the offing.


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