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Streptococcus pneumoniae 

(Invasive pneumococcal disease)

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Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterium that is most often associated with mild illness, such as ear and sinus infections. It may also cause life-threatening invasive disease, like pneumonia, sepsis (bloodstream infection), and meningitis (inflammation of the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord). These types of illness are most common in babies, children under 5 years of age, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems

Streptococcus pneumoniae is considered "invasive" when it is found in the blood, spinal fluid or other normally sterile sites.

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General information

Streptococcus pneumoniae fact sheet  - Hmong - Spanish
Wisconsin Immunization Program Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive  
Pneumococcal vaccination   

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin disease surveillance category II disease: 
Report to the patient's local public health department electronically, through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease case report F-44151 or by other means within 72 hours upon recognition of a case.
Information on communicable disease reporting

Additional resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (CDC)   
Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) program CDC  

Contacts

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: March 04, 2014