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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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Immunise - Pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal disease Page last updated: 20 April 2015 Pneumococcal disease disease refers to a wide range of infections is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia/pneumonia

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Pneumococcal Disease

Infection with pneumococcal bacteria causes a range of diseases including meningitis, pneumonia and middle ear infection. Infections are more common in winter and spring. Small children, and the elderly are most at risk. Infection is treated with antibiotics. Immunisation can prevent infection.

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

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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 -

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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Immunise - Diseases and Programs A-Z

Information about the diseases that are vaccinated against under the Immunise Australia Program.

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Immunise - Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal Disease Page last updated: 20 April 2015 Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening illness caused by a number of different strains of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis

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There are many types of pneumonia, one of the most common and life threatening types is Pneumococcal Pneumonia.

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