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.
- Page last reviewed: June 6, 2013
- Page last updated: June 6, 2013
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