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Breakthrough on Pneumonia Bacterium Announced

Pneumonia is a leading cause of death worldwide.  The bacterial infection kills one person every 10 seconds, according to experts who say they have discovered how the pathogen behaves so they can develop better treatments.   The bacterium that causes pneumonia - Streptococcus pneumoniae - can behave in six different unique ways.  One version causes the severe lung disease, which can kill in a matter of days. The pneumonia bacterium can also cause sinusitis, or...

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