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S. pneumoniae is part of the genus Strepotococcus . 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.
- ↑ 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]
- ↑ 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]
- ↑ http://perspectivesinmedicine.cshlp.org/content/3/7/a010215.full