Accessibility Note: This site uses JavaScript menus, but not for animation. All menus should be accessible with JavaScript activated.

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.

Information for the General Public

Information for Clicians/Public Health Departments

Information for Schools/Childcare Facilities

Resources

Contact

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
801-538-6191
Fax: 801-538-9913
Email: epi@utah.gov
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)
 

Regular Business Hours:

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

Site Map

Social Media