Prevention and treatment of Pneumococcal disease

  • Sumari Davis Amayeza Info Services
Keywords: pneumococcal disease, prevention, treatment


Pneumococcal disease has a worldwide mortality rate of around 1,6 million people annually. Infection with S. pneumoniae results in pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, bacteraemia and acute otitis media. The burden of pneumococcal diseases and increasing resistance to antibiotics is a reminder that prevention of pneumococcal disease through vaccination is becoming increasingly important, particularly in overcrowded communities with a high incidence of malnutrition.

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Sumari Davis, Amayeza Info Services
BPharm Amayeza Info Services