Streptococcus pneumoniae

1881

Streptococcus pneumoniae

The book of science

Tom Sharp

George Miller Sternberg, Louis Pasteur bacteriology

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Work in the field

Ancient history

Still kills

Streptococcus pneumoniae, like other bacteria, is a resilient germ. Some strains have become resistant to some antibiotics. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for children have begun to reduce the risk.

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