Pneomococcal Disease and Prevention

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I searched the net about pneomococcal disease and it's prevention because according to my kids' pediatrician, it is recommended to have the kids jabbed with pneomococcal vaccination. We do travel a lot of times and it's best to protect the kids from pneomococcal disease. What really is pneomococcal disease?

Pneumococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, also called pneumococcus. It may cause pneumonia, meningitis or a blood stream infection (bacteremia). Symptoms of pneumococcal dieases include an abrupt onset of fever and shaking or chills. Other common symptoms may include headache, cough, chest pain, disorientation, shortness of breath, weakness and occasionally a stiff neck. According to my kids' pediatrician, since kids are susceptible to this disease because we travel a lot.

So on our next month's kids' well visit, we would get a pneomococcal vaccination for the kids. It's better to prevent than to cure, yeah?

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