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<em>Streptococcus pneumoniae</em> Adapting to Vaccines, Antibiotics
Researchers from Harvard Medical School conducted one of the largest studies to date to examine the impact of pneumococcal vaccines and antibiotic usage on trends in colonization in young, healthy children. 
Checking for These 4 Symptoms May Help GPs More Accurately Diagnose Pneumonia
A blood oxygen level test in addition to 3 other noninvasive tests may be key to helping general practitioners diagnose pneumonia and avoiding unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
Researchers One Step Closer to Personalized Flu Vaccines
A new discovery could lead to a more effective live attenuated influenza vaccine offering extra protection to young children and the elderly.
Midwest Health System Fires Staffers for Not Getting Flu Shot: Public Health Watch
A total of 50 employees were fired after refusing to get the vaccine.
Can Taking a "Design Thinking Approach" Help Provide Solutions to Infectious Disease Issues?
A group of students from Johns Hopkins win first place at the fifth annual Pfizer Case Competition by providing solution to a problem regarding pneumonia vaccine compliance.
Researchers Develop New Algorithm for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in Patients With HIV
Researchers in South Africa have developed a symptom score card to help diagnose tuberculosis infections in individuals with HIV.
Legionnaires' Disease: 5 Things Pharmacists Should Know
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling patients to help prevent outbreaks.
Flu Shot in Children Can Reduce Risk of Infection-Related Hospitalization
With news of a Las Vegas-area child’s flu-related death, a new study finds that kids who receive the flu shot have a much lower risk of being hospitalized for the illness.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.