About Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal disease is a name for any infection caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae or pneumococcus. There are vaccines to help prevent pneumococcal disease.

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Types of Infection
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Risk Factors and Spread to Others
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Symptoms and Complications
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Diagnosis and Treatment
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Prevention
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Photos
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Fast Facts
Page last reviewed: November 21, 2019