Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Protection against Coronavirus-Associated Pneumonia Hospitalization in Children Living with and without HIV.
Background: In December 2019 a new coronavirus (CoV) emerged as a human pathogen, SARS-CoV-2. There are few data on human coronavirus infections among individuals living with HIV. In this study we probed the role of pneumococcal coinfections with seasonal CoVs among children living with and without HIV hospitalized for pneumonia. We also described the prevalence and clinical manifestations of these infections.
Author List: Nunes MC, Cutland CL, Klugman KP, Madhi SA.
Journal Name: mBio. 2021 Jan 8;12(1):e02347-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02347-20. PMID: 33419872; PMCID: PMC7845626.