Risk factors for antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Published on December 31, 2009 Reviewed on August 5, 2015   43 min

Other Talks in the Series: Antibiotic Resistance

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This is a presentation by Professor Keith Klugman, the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta Georgia, and I will be addressing you on this subject of Risk Factors for Antibiotic Resistance in Streptococcus Pneumoniae. The pneumococcus is important
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because acute respiratory infections are the leading infectious cause of death. Now, deaths from acute respiratory infections is really a function of death from pneumonia, and the pneumococcus is the leading pathogen that causes pneumonia. Deaths from acute respiratory infections outnumber deaths from AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and are characterized by an enormous burden of mortality that is around two million deaths per year, in both children and in adults. There are a considerable number of factors
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Risk factors for antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae

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