03 March 2014
Swedish researchers studying Streptococcus pneumoniae have discovered “hypervirulent” mutant forms of the bacteria that are selected for because they are more resistant to clearance by macrophages.
24 February 2014
Streptococcus pneumoniae is present in the nasopharyngeal mucosa in nearly half of children under the age of 5 years and one in 10 adults living in Java Island, Indonesia, a survey has found.
17 February 2014
The incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in Taiwan has decreased significantly in recent years, study findings indicate.
12 February 2014
Patients with an acute episode of psychosis have a high incidence of urinary tract infections, report researchers.
10 February 2014
Research in Hong Kong shows that air pollution concentrations are significantly associated with the number of consultations for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), contributing to the burden on primary care services.
03 February 2014
Results from a meta-analysis indicate that upper respiratory tract infection increases the odds of chronic or recurrent otitis media over sixfold.
31 January 2014
Researchers from China have found that patients with gingivitis and periodontitis are more likely to have Fusobacterium nucleatum carrying the novel Fusobacterium adhesin A than periodontally healthy people.
27 January 2014
Research from the USA shows that confirmed nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae independently predicts a rapid response to antimicrobial therapy in children with acute sinusitis.