Review on pneumococcal interactions in aging hosts published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

09 Jul 2021

Congratulations to MPRU postdoctoral research associate Dr Caroline Weight and colleagues on their recent publication in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology! This review discusses age-related changes in the microbiome, innate immunity and vaccine effectiveness in the context of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonisation and disease. The authors conclude that a more extensive understanding of inflammageing and its effects on infectious disease susceptibility is needed to devise successful strategies to reduce the burden of pneumococcal disease in aging people. Please read the full review at the publisher's site.