Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal) disease can range from ear and sinus infections to pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections. Children younger than 2 years old, older people, and those with immunocompromising conditions are most at risk. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal disease in children and adults.

MICs for β-lactam Antibiotics Predicted by Penicillin Binding Protein Gene Types

Provides predicted minimum inhibitory concentrations based on penicillin binding protein gene types...

Resources and Protocols

Lists information on alternative MLST primers, PCR-based identification and serotyping, and pneumococcal carriage protocols...

Global Pneumococcal Strain Bank and GPS Project

Explains the global strain bank and sequencing project that CDC contributes to...

Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Source: CDC

Page last reviewed: June 15, 2018