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Pneumococcal disease

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Pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal disease Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in people with diabetes are associated with increased mortality and morbidity

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Pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the streptococcus pneumoniae bacterium and is the leading cause of serious illness and death in children under 2 and adults over 85 in Australia.

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Pneumococcal disease, immunisation and your family | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease refers to a number of different types of infection due to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called Pneumococcus)

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Pneumococcal infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Pneumococcal infection - pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious lung infection which can be fatal, especially in the elderly or infants

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Vaccinations for older people - myDr.com.au

Three common but potentially dangerous diseases that older people should be vaccinated against are influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles (herpes zoster); diphtheria and tetanus boosters may also be needed.

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Notification of infectious diseases and related conditions

Notifiable infectious diseases must be reported the Department of Health (the Department).

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Pneumonia | Lung Foundation Australia

Pneumonia Pneumococcal pneumonia can affect anyone Adults aged 65 and over, no matter how healthy they feel, are at increased risk simply due to their age

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Parvovirus B19 infection (fifth disease, slapped cheek, slapped face, erythema infectiosum) - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Parvovirus B19 infection (fifth disease, slapped cheek, slapped face, erythema infectiosum) is a mild illness but may be transmitted to the foetus

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Bacterial infections - NT.GOV.AU

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Immunisation and pregnancy

Yes. It is advisable to speak to your doctor to check that you have protection against certain diseases. Some diseases can cause serious illness in pregnant women, the unborn child or the newborn baby. Immunisation before, during or after pregnancy can protect against such diseases.

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