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Pneumococcus Streptococcus pneumoniae

Pneumococcus Streptococcus pneumoniae

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:39

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive, catalase-negative cocci that has remained an extremely important human bacterial pathogen since its initial recognition in the late 1800s. The term pneumococcus gained widespread use by the late 1880s, when it was recognized as the most common cause of bacterial lobar pneumonia....