Streptococcus pneumoniae re-emerges as a cause of community-acquired pneumonia, including frequent co-infection with SARS-CoV-2, in Germany, 2021

ERJ Open Res. 2023 May 30;9(3):00703-2022. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00703-2022. eCollection 2023 May.


In Germany, the proportion of community-acquired pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae rebounded to a near-pandemic level in the second half of 2021. Vaccination uptake against respiratory pathogens, including S. pneumoniae, should be strengthened.