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Diseases > Pneumococcal
Pneumococcal Disease

At a glance: Pneumococcal disease is a serious disease that causes much sickness and death. In fact, pneumococcal disease kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined.

This page leads to many pages that describe the disease, frequently asked questions, reference materials for providers, etc.

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Describes the disease, symptoms, complications, transmission, and the vaccine

Questions and answers Answers to frequently asked questions about the Pneumococcal disease such as: 
  • What is pneumococcal disease?
  • Who is most likely to get this disease?
  • How prevalent is this disease?
  • How serious is pneumococcal disease?
  • How is the disease spread?
  • How is the disease treated/cured?
  • Can it be prevented?
PDF filePink Book Pink Book, Ch16, ed7, Summary: More than 60,000 cases and more than 6,000 deaths from invasive pneumococcal disease (bacteremia and meningitis) are estimated to occur annually in the United States . . .
Summary: VPD Surveillance Manual Chapter 9 (v. 2002) 9 1 Resistance to penicillin and other antimicrobial agents has spread rapidly in the United States. Chapter 9: Pneumococcal Disease...
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