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Pneumococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae which is responsible for a range of infections, some of which can be life threatening.1
Pneumococcal infections usually fall into one of two categories:4
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common cause of pneumonia.5
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most frequent causes of death from infection in Europe.5 The majority of patients with CAP are treated at home but about 1 million are hospitalised annually in the EU.5
Pneumococcal vaccination helps to protect against invasive pneumococcal disease2,3
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