Introduction to Strep. Pnemonia
Species : Streptoccoccus Pnemonia
Morphology On Blood Agar
Disease cause by streptococcus pnemonia
– Otitis media
Spread of infection strep pneumonia
- The streptococcus pneumoniae become dangerous when the body’s immune system is weak.
- The bacteria are spread through coughing. Coughing releases pneumococcus to more sensitive areas in the body, or the bacteria can be breathed in from others who cough it up.
- The spread of streptococcus pneumoniae is most commonly found in communities where people gather, such as schools, workplaces and fitness centers. Hospitals also are high-risk locations for spreading the bacteria.
Symptoms of infection
- Sweating and chills
- Chest pain that changes with each breath
- Muscle Pain
Identification of strep pneumonia
1. Optochin Test