Challenges and progress in childhood tuberculosis

© Flickr Marion Doss CC BY-SA 2.0Guest edited by Professor Ben Marais (University of Sydney, Australia), this series of articles provides an overview of the global child tuberculosis burden and examines issues such as diagnosis, advances in treatment, and novel vaccination approaches. The series aims to address the needs of researchers, clinicians and other individuals who require up-to-date information on this topic.


Pneumonia is pleased to be still accepting submissions for this thematic series.

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Articles

  1. Review

    Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine implementation in middle-income countries

    Serena Tricarico, Hannah C. McNeil, David W. Cleary, Michael G. Head, Victor Lim, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Chong Chun Wie, Cheng Siang Tan, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Ismail Aziah, Eddy Seong Guan Cheah, Saul N. Faust, Johanna M.C. Jefferies, Paul J. Roderick, Michael Moore, Ho Ming Yuen…

    Published on: 25 March 2017

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Aims and scope

Pneumonia is the only journal to focus exclusively on pneumonia. Publishing original research, case reports, reviews, commentaries and correspondence, Pneumonia provides an international forum for the exchange of knowledge by scientists and clinicians involved in studying the etiology and pathogenesis of pneumonia, as well as its diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and prevention. The journal's scope extends to research on lung infections and diagnosis, inflammation and immunity, microbial pathogenesis and viral-bacterial interactions.

Cutting-edge research, insightful reviews and dedication to the community make Pneumonia an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, respirologists and allied professionals involved with infectious diseases.

Featured article: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine implementation in middle-income countries

Since 2000, the widespread adoption of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) has had a major impact in the prevention of pneumonia. Limited access to international financial support means some middle-income countries (MICs) are trailing in the widespread use of PCVs. This article reviews the status of PCV implementation, and discuss any needs and gaps related to low levels of PCV implementation in MICs, with analysis of possible solutions to strengthen the PCV implementation process in MICs.

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Featured article: Increased risk of pneumonia in residents living near poultry farms: does the upper respiratory tract microbiota play a role?

New Content ItemAir pollution has been shown to increase the susceptibility to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Previously, an increased incidence of CAP in adults living within 1 km from poultry farms was observed., potentially related to particulate matter and endotoxin emissions. The aim of this study was to confirm the increased risk of CAP near poultry farms by refined spatial analyses, and to hypothesize that the oropharyngeal microbiota composition in CAP patients may be associated with residential proximity to poultry farms. 

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