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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 | Australian Government Department of Health

Pneumococcal disease is a contagious disease. Symptoms including fever and headaches. It can affect people of all ages but can be prevented with vaccination. Pneumococcal disease is treated with antibiotics.

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Pneumococcal disease in Australia

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria (also known as pneumococcus). These bacteria are commonly found in the nose and throat of some people, most of whom remain healthy.

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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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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, 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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Sputum Culture - Lab Tests Online AU

A sputum culture is ordered to detect and diagnose bacterial lower respiratory tract infections such as bacterial pneumonia

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Vaccinations for older people - myDr.com.au

Older people should be vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles - 3common but potentially dangerous diseases.Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough boosters are also recommended.

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COVID-19 - Advice for people living with a lung condition | Lung Foundation Australia

The following advice is from Lung Foundation Australia Chair, Professor Christine Jenkins. People living with a lung disease and lung cancer are at higher risk of severe cases of viruses such as influenza and pneumococcal and this applies to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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