What is Pneumococcal Disease?

What is
pneumococcal disease?

Pneumococcal (noo-mo-ca-cul) disease
includes a number of illnesses caused by
common bacteria called Streptococcus
pneumoniae
(pneumococcus). These
bacteria may cause diseases that can
affect essential parts of your body. In
some cases, pneumococcal bacteria can
be resistant to certain antibiotics.

 

Pneumococcal bacteria can cause serious diseases.




 

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