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Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia, meningitis or a bloodstream infection. The disease is spread Pneumococcal bacteria spread from person-to-person by direct contact with respiratory secretions, like saliva or mucus. The symptoms generally include fever, shaking or chills. Other common symptoms may include headache, cough, chest pain, disorientation, shortness of breath, and stiff neck. Although anyone can be exposed, it occurs more frequently in infants, young children, African Americans, some Native American populations, and the elderly.

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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)
 

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