Pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza: A deadly combination

Keith P. Klugman, Yu Wen Chien, Shabir A. Madhi

研究成果: Article同行評審

110 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Significant morbidity due to pneumococcal co-infection is associated with viral respiratory infections. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide. The incidence of clinical pneumonia among children in the United States decreased 39% following the introduction of a seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). PCVs have also reduced hospitalisations associated with influenza in children. The majority of the mortality associated with the influenza pandemic of 1918 was attributable to bacterial infections, especially the pneumococcus. Vaccination with PCV for children and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for adults should be considered essential to pandemic influenza preparedness.

頁(從 - 到)C9-C14
發行號SUPPL. 3
出版狀態Published - 2009 8月 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 分子醫學
  • 免疫學與微生物學 (全部)
  • 獸醫 (全部)
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康
  • 傳染性疾病


深入研究「Pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza: A deadly combination」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。