Streptococcus pneumoniae remains an important cause of pneumonia and invasive bacterial disease, primarily meningitis and sepsis. The greatest burden of disease occurs in low-and middle-income countries, and the risk of serious pneumococcal disease peaks at the extreme ages of life. Young children are at highest risk, but older adults and people with immuno-compromising conditions also suffer high rates of pneumococcal disease.
Knowledge & Innovation
MINSK, BELARUS – Beginning today, the 13th International Rotavirus Symposium, hosted by the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control, PATH, ROTA Council, the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Government of the Republic of Belarus, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is bringing together scientific experts, policy makers and public health officials to share the latest developments in the fast-moving field of rotavirus prevention.