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Streptococcus pneumoniae

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Penicillin resistance in pneumococci stabilized on a low level due to vaccination.

Pneumococci mainly cause infections of the lungs (pneumonia) and blood (sepsis). The resistance rate stabilized on 4% in 2021. One reason for this trend is probably the pneumococcal vaccine. Since its introduction both the morbidity and the resistance rates have decreased considerably.

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