Challenges and progress in childhood tuberculosis
Guest 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.
Featured blog: Pneumonia is a major threat to public health – why don’t we acknowledge the fact?
This year marks the tenth anniversary of World Pneumonia Day, which aims to increase awareness that pneumonia is a major global clinical and public health issue, and promote interventions that protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia. Pneumonia's Editorial Board member Catia Cilloniz reflects on how pneumonia poses a major threat to public health.
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Featured article: Meningococcal pneumonia: a review
Although Neisseria meningitidis is one of the major causes of meningitis, meningococcal pneumonia is the most common non-neurological organ disease caused by this pathogen. This review of the literature describes the risk factors, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of meningococcal pneumonia.
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