National Reference Centre for Pneumococci

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Due to a change of the Epidemic Act of 1950, not only cases of pneumococcal meningitis but all cases of invasive pneumococcal disease have been subject to mandatory reporting since July 2006. Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) typically refers to the clinical presentations of meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia / bacteraemia. The presence of IPD is confirmed by the detection of S. pneumonia in normally sterile bodily fluids (e.g. liquor, blood as well as joint, pleural and peritoneal fluids and ascites).

Pneumococci are surrounded by a polysaccharide capsule. Serologically, more than 90 capsule types which induce type-specific immunity can be identified.

Due to a change of the Epidemic Act of 1950, not only cases of pneumococcal meningitis but all cases of invasive pneumococcal disease have been subject to mandatory reporting since July 2006. Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) typically refers to the clinical presentations of meningitis, sepsis and pneumonia / bacteraemia. The presence of IPD is confirmed by the detection of S. pneumonia in normally sterile bodily fluids (e.g. liquor, blood as well as joint, pleural and peritoneal fluids and ascites).

Pneumococci are surrounded by a polysaccharide capsule. Serologically, more than 90 capsule types which induce type-specific immunity can be identified.

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