oa Professional Nursing Today - Prevention and treatment of pneumococcal disease : vaccines
|Article Title||Prevention and treatment of pneumococcal disease : vaccines|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
|Pages||38 - 41|
|Keyword(s)||Amayeza Info Centre|
Pneumococcal disease is caused by infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus, a Gram-positive, encapsulated, lancet-shaped, coccus bacterial cell, usually occurring in pairs (diplococci). Based on differences in the composition of the capsule, there are more than 90 different seroptypes of pneumococci.
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