For Clinicians

The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) cause pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcus can cause many types of illnesses ranging from otitis media to meningitis. Two vaccines help prevent pneumococcal disease.

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Streptococcus pneumoniae
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Transmission
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Clinical Features
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Risk Factors
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Diagnosis and Medical Management
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Prevention
Page last reviewed: November 21, 2019