Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria also known as pneumococcus.
Pneumococcal disease kills thousands of adults and more than thousands end up in hospital.
It causes many types of illness that range from mild to very severe .
When pneumococcal bacteria spread from the nose and throats to ear or sinuses, it generally causes mild infection.
When bacteria spread into other parts of the body, it can head to severe health problems i.e pneumonia, bacteremia & meningitis.
1.High grade fever
3. Pain in the chest
6.Loss of appetite
7. Breathing difficulty
8. Shortness of breath or wheezing
Illness can be deadly, especially for:
- Adult 65 years or older
- People with chronic health condition.
Why important to get Pneumococcal vaccine above 65 years of age:
- Pneumococcal pneumonia kills about 1 out of 20 who get it.
- Pneumococcal bacteremia kills about 1 out of 5 who get it.
- Pneumococcal meningitis kills about 1 out of 5 who get it.
Pneumococcal bacteria spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing & close contact. People can carry the bacteria in their nose and throat without being sick and spread the bacteria to others.
Homedoc (doctor on call) role?
Homedoc provides the best home visit doctor to visit at your home and provides the care for pneumococcal infection.
Our doctors are expert in treating any infection cause by pneumococcal pneumoniae.
We also provide Pneumococcal vaccine and give the shot of vaccine at home in a reasonable rate in Gurgaon Delhi NCR.
Call us at 8851432687
Visit us at www.homedoc.in