What is pneumococcus?
Pneumococcus, also known as Streptococcus pneumoniae, is commonly found in the human upper respiratory tract. Children under the age of 5 and elderly over the age of 65 are at high risk. While sinusitis and otitis media are the common mild diseases after being infected, some people's conditions may deteriorate rapidly and suffer from more serious conditions such as bacteremic pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis. As the drug resistance of pneumococcus is increasing, it is very important to be vigilant in preventing pneumococcal infections.