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Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by infection with the bacterium (‘germ’) Streptococcus pneumoniae. These germs often live harmlessly in the throats of healthy people, particularly children, without causing illness. However, if they spread to other areas of the body, they may cause potentially deadly illnesses.

Information about Pneumococcal disease can be seen on the PneumoSmart website.