Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, aerotolerant anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus.

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, aerotolerant anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus.

Streptococcus Pneumoniae impacts human health because it can cause pneumonia or secondary meningitis and is the leading cause of invasive bacterial disease in children and the elderly.

Streptococcus Pneumoniae impacts human health because it can cause pneumonia or secondary meningitis and is the leading cause of invasive bacterial disease in children and the elderly.

Pneumonia bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae) (imaged using a scanning electron microscope [SEM])

Pneumonia bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae) (imaged using a scanning electron microscope [SEM])

Streptococcus pneumoniae | Cocci in pairs | Gram (+) | Streptococcus pyogenes | Cocci in chains | Gram (+)

Streptococcus pneumoniae | Cocci in pairs | Gram (+) | Streptococcus pyogenes | Cocci in chains | Gram (+)

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, SEM Caption: Streptococcus pneumoniae, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). S. pneumoniae are oval, Gram-positive bacteria. They are part of the normal human bacterial flora and are carried by many without causing infection. In individuals with compromised immune systems, they can infect upper respiratory tract, causing pneumonia. They may also infect other parts of the body, causing bacterial blood poisoning (bacteraemia) and meningitis.

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, SEM Caption: Streptococcus pneumoniae, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). S. pneumoniae are oval, Gram-positive bacteria. They are part of the normal human bacterial flora and are carried by many without causing infection. In individuals with compromised immune systems, they can infect upper respiratory tract, causing pneumonia. They may also infect other parts of the body, causing bacterial blood poisoning (bacteraemia) and meningitis.

Streptococcus pneumoniae was formerly called  Diplococcus pneumoniae.

Streptococcus pneumoniae was formerly called Diplococcus pneumoniae.

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