Streptococcus pneumoniae

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''Streptococcus pneumoniae'' is an infectious bacterium which causes many diseases incuding [[pneumonia|pneumonia]]<ref>Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Traveler's Health: Pneumococcal Disease - Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2014. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/pneumococcal-disease-streptococcus-pneumoniae. [Accessed on: 05/12/17]</ref>. ''S. pneumoniae ''is a [[Gram-positive|Gram-positive]] bacteria<ref>Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumococcal Disease - Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2017. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/clinicians/streptococcus-pneumoniae.html [Accessed on: 05/12/2017]</ref>.<br>  
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''Streptococcus pneumoniae'' is an infectious bacterium which causes many diseases incuding [[Pneumonia|pneumonia]]<ref>Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Traveler's Health: Pneumococcal Disease - Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2014. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/pneumococcal-disease-streptococcus-pneumoniae. [Accessed on: 05/12/17]</ref>. ''S. pneumoniae ''is a [[Gram-positive|Gram-positive]] bacteria<ref>Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumococcal Disease - Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2017. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/clinicians/streptococcus-pneumoniae.html [Accessed on: 05/12/2017]</ref>.
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''S. pneumoniae'' is part of the genus Strepotococcus<ref>http://perspectivesinmedicine.cshlp.org/content/3/7/a010215.full</ref> . They are usually found in pairs ([[Diplococci|diplococci]]) and are an example of a highly invasive pathogen. It is the main cause of pneumonia and meningitis in children and in the elderly.<br>  
  
 
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Revision as of 22:17, 5 December 2017

Streptococcus pneumoniae is an infectious bacterium which causes many diseases incuding pneumonia[1]. S. pneumoniae is a Gram-positive bacteria[2].

S. pneumoniae is part of the genus Strepotococcus[3] . They are usually found in pairs (diplococci) and are an example of a highly invasive pathogen. It is the main cause of pneumonia and meningitis in children and in the elderly.

References

  1. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Traveler's Health: Pneumococcal Disease - Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2014. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/pneumococcal-disease-streptococcus-pneumoniae. [Accessed on: 05/12/17]
  2. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumococcal Disease - Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2017. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/clinicians/streptococcus-pneumoniae.html [Accessed on: 05/12/2017]
  3. http://perspectivesinmedicine.cshlp.org/content/3/7/a010215.full
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