Flu season is just around the corner. The first cases of the flu are showing up in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact around 20 million people get the flu each year. About 20,000 people die of complications due to the flu. The flu is caused … Continue reading Why Is There a Flu Vaccine Shortage?
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumoncoccus) causes a number of serious illnesses in young children around the world. This bacterium is the leading cause of pneumonia (infection of the lungs), meningitis (infection of the membranes that cover the brain), bacteremia (infection of the bloodstream), sinusitis (infection of the … Continue reading New Pneumococcal Vaccine Approved
I just got back from the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Los Angeles last night (5/25/00). There were 10,000-20,000 microbiologists from all over the world there. I learned lots of interesting things. It was really cool to rub shoulders with some of the … Continue reading Bacteria Can Cause New Carpet to Stink