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Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the back of their nose. Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are

How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. Your doctor will do a physical exam and health history. Possible tests may include blood, imaging, or lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Vaccines can prevent pneumococcal infections. There are two vaccines. One is for infants and young children. The other is for people at high risk, including those who are over 65 years old, have chronic illnesses or weak immune systems, smoke, have asthma, or live in long-term care facilities.

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  1. Pneumococcal Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the ...
  2. Pneumococcal Disease Risk Factors and Transmission (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  3. Pneumococcal Disease (National Foundation for Infectious Diseases)  
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  4. Pneumococcal Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... JavaScript on. Read more information on enabling JavaScript. Pneumococcal Disease Skip Content Marketing Share this: Main Content Area ... Pneumococcal meningitis is the most severe form of pneumococcal disease and one of the most fatal childhood illnesses. ...
  5. JAMA Patient Page: Pneumococcal Diseases (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Pneumococcal Diseases T he pneumococcus , a type of bacteria in ... pneumococcal vaccination in infants and children. TYPES OF PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION • National Institute of Allergy and ...
  6. Pneumococcal Disease: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (American Academy of Family Physicians) (American Academy of Pediatrics) - PDF  
    ... February 2014 The best way to protect against pneumococcal disease is by getting the pneumococcal vaccine (also called ... shot? The pneumococcal shot: • Protects your child from pneumococcal disease, a potentially serious, and even deadly infection • Prevents ...
  7. Pneumococcal Disease Fast Facts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Search The CDC Cancel Submit Search The CDC Pneumococcal Disease Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported ... Fast Facts Share Compartir The major types of pneumococcal disease are pneumonia (lung infection), bacteremia (blood infection), and ...
  8. Pneumococcal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Search The CDC Cancel Submit Search The CDC Pneumococcal Disease Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported ... diagnosis and treatment are very important for invasive pneumococcal disease. If invasive pneumococcal disease , like meningitis or bloodstream ...
  9. Pneumococcal Disease Symptoms and Complications (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Search The CDC Cancel Submit Search The CDC Pneumococcal Disease Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported ... Page Symptoms Complications There are many types of pneumococcal disease . Symptoms and complications depend on the part of ...
  10. ... find places that provide pneumococcal vaccines near you. Pneumococcal Disease Can Be Deadly Pneumococcal pneumonia kills about 1 ... of 10 people who get it. What is Pneumococcal Disease? Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus ...
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