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About Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus. Pneumococcus can cause many types of illnesses, including ear infections and meningitis. There are vaccines to prevent pneumococcal disease in children and adults.


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Types of Infection

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, or pneumococcus, can cause many types of illnesses. Some of these illnesses can be life-threatening.

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Risk Factors & Transmission

Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are at greater risk…

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Symptoms & Complications

Symptoms of pneumococcal disease depend on what kind of infection you have…

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Diagnosis & Treatment

Early diagnosis and treatment are very important for invasive pneumococcal disease…

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Prevention

The best way to prevent pneumococcal disease is by getting vaccinated…

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Photos

Photos of Streptococcus pneumoniae and people with pneumococcal disease…

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Fast Facts

The major types of pneumococcal disease are pneumonia, bacteremia…

 

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