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Pneumococcal disease

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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

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

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Immunisation Coalition | Pneumococcal Disease Facts - Immunisation Coalition

Pneumococcal Disease Facts

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Immunisation Coalition | Be smart about pneumococcal disease - Immunisation Coalition

Pneumococcal Disease Facts

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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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Immunisation Coalition | Pneumococcal Disease - Immunisation Coalition

The bacteria that causes Pneumococcal disease lives in the throats of healthy people and can cause serious illness such as pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis.

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Pneumococcal disease | Australian Government Department of Health

Pneumococcal disease is a potentially deadly bacterial infection. It mainly affects young children, older people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with weakened immune systems. Vaccination is the best protection against pneumococcal disease.

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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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