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Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal Disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia, meningitis or a blood stream infection. Although anyone can be exposed, it occurs more frequently in infants, young children, African Americans, some Native American populations, and the elderly.

The disease is spread by airborne or direct exposure to anyone carrying the disease. The symptoms generally include a fever, shaking or chills. Other common symptoms may include headache, cough, chest pain, disorientation, shortness of breath, and stiff neck.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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