- Emerging disease
Top Posts & Pages
This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own views and not those of my employer or any other organization. Comments on posts represent the opinions of visitors.
MicrobiologyBytes by AJ Cann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Tag Archives: Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae causes lesions in the heart. Continue reading
Streptococcus pneumoniae has an unusual enzyme that protects foreign DNA taken up during transformation, allowing exchange of pathogenicity islands. Continue reading
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading bacterial cause of pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis in children, which together comprise more than 25% of the 10 million deaths estimated to have occurred in 2000 in children under 5 years of age, and preventable … Continue reading
Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide despite the availability of antibiotic therapy and vaccines. Developing countries bear the major burden of IPD along with significantly higher rates of death and disability. The introduction … Continue reading