Monthly ArchiveAugust 2016

All About Pneumococcal Disease

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What is Pneumococcal Disease? Streptococcus Pneumoniae. I mage from Wikimedia Commons, taken by CDC/Janice Carr Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) bacterium, also known as pneumococcus. Infection can result in pneumonia, infection of the blood (bacteremia/sepsis), middle-ear infection (otitis media), or bacterial meningitis. The

Using frozen stool material is just as effective as using the fresh version

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Clostridium difficile infection presents a major health care burden; treatment options are limited, and it is associated with clinical and infection control issues. In recent years, use of fecal microbiota transplantation has been proven to produce high cure rates, but there are logistical difficulties that come with using fresh material.