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Pneumonia Spotlight

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease and is the single largest cause of child deaths worldwide.

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Markers of Disease Severity in Patients with Spanish Influenza in the Japanese Armed Forces, 1919–1920
K. Kudo et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Increased Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, North East England, UK
C. Houseman et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)


Novel Levofloxacin-Resistant Multidrug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 11A Isolates, South Korea
M. Park et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Density and Evolution of Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Young Children, Peru, 2009–2011
R. R. Fan et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Lack of Mimivirus Detection in Patients with Respiratory Disease, China
X. Zhang et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Severe Pneumonia Associated with Adenovirus Type 55 Infection, France, 2014
J. Lafolie et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Etymologia: Streptococcus
(2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

Polymyxin B Resistance in Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, São Paulo, Brazil
F. Bartolleti et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 10)

Trends in Pneumonia Mortality Rates and Hospitalizations by Organism, United States, 2002–2011
B. A. Wuerth et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 9)

ESBL-Producing Strain of Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae K2, France
L. Surgers et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 9)

Human Adenovirus Associated with Severe Respiratory Infection, Oregon, USA, 2013–2014
M. Scott et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 6)


Use of Pneumococcal Disease Epidemiology to Set Policy and Prevent Disease during 20 Years of the Emerging Infections Program
M. R. Moore and C. G. Whitney (2015 Volume 21, Number 9)

Macrolide-Resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae, United States
X. Zheng et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 8)

Pneumonia Outbreak Caused by Chlamydophila pneumoniae among US Air Force Academy Cadets, Colorado, USA
K. A. Fajardo et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 6)

KPC and NDM-1 Genes in Related Enterobacteriaceae Strains and Plasmids from Pakistan and the United States
M. W. Pesesky et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 6)

Klebsiella pneumoniae Co-Producing NDM-5 and OXA-181 Carbapenemases, South Korea
S. Cho et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 6)

Enterovirus D68–Associated Severe Pneumonia, China, 2014 T.
Zhang et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 5)

Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia spp. Infection in Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Germany, 2011–2012 R. Dumke et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 3)

Risk Factors for Death from Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, Europe, 2010
A. Navarro-Torné et al. (2015 Volume 21, Number 3)


Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations, Singapore, 2004–2008 and 2010–2012
Ang, Li Wei et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 10)

Medscape CME Activity
Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in Patients with or without AIDS, France
Barclay, Laurie (2014 Volume 20, Number 9)

Risk Factors for Severe Influenza A–Related Pneumonia in Adult Cohort, Mexico, 2013–14
Gomez-Gomez, A et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 9)

Death of Woman with Peripartum Influenza B Virus Infection and Necrotizing Pneumonia
Rein, J. L. (2014 Volume 20, Number 7)

Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Hematologic Malignancies
Pagano, Livio (2014 Volume 20, Number 7)

Legionnaires’ Disease Caused by Legionella pneumophila Serogroups 5 and 10, China
Zhou, Weijie (2014 Volume 20, Number 7)

Deaths Attributable to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections
Falagas, M. E. et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 7)

Rapid Metagenomic Diagnostics for Suspected Outbreak of Severe Pneumonia
Grundhoff, Adam (2014 Volume 20, Number 6)

Rapid Spread and Diversification of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Genotype ON1, Kenya
Agoti, C. N. et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 6)

Characteristics of Patients with Mild to Moderate Primary Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis
Blair, J. E. et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 6)

Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Gulls, Alaska, USA
Drobni, Mirva (2014 Volume 20, Number 5)

Extensively Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, South Korea, 2011–2012
Cho, Sun Young (2014 Volume 20, Number 5)

Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Soldiers, South Korea, April 2011–March 2012
Heo, Jung Yeon et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 5)

Persistence and Complex Evolution of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Clone
Ben-David, Debby et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 5)

Invasive Fungal Infections after Natural Disasters
Vega, C.P. (2014 Volume 20, Number 3)

Nasopharyngeal Bacterial Interactions in Children
Suzuki, Motoi (2014 Volume 20, Number 2)

Co-Production of NDM-1 and OXA-232 by Klebsiella pneumoniae
Doi, Yohei (2014 Volume 20, Number 1)

Rapidly Fatal Hemorrhagic Pneumonia and Group A Streptococcus Serotype M1
Santagati, Maria et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 1)

Population-based Surveillance for Bacterial Meningitis in China, September 2006–December 2009
Li, Yixing et al. (2014 Volume 20, Number 1)


Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia in Endangered Tibetan Antelope, China, 2012
Gao, Yuwei (2013 Volume 19, Number 12)

Haemophilus parahaemolyticus Septic Shock after Aspiration Pneumonia, France
Rolain, Jean-Marc (2013 Volume 19, Number 10)

Use of National Pneumonia Surveillance to Describe Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Epidemiology, China, 2004–2013 Xiang, Nijuan et al. (2013 Volume 19, Number 11)


Outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Psychiatric Unit
(2012 Volume 18, Number 11)

Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Pandemic H1N1
(2012 Volume 18, Number 2)


Call to Action on World Pneumonia Day
Hajjeh, Rana and  Whitney, C. G. (2012 Volume 18, Number 11)

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