Pneumoniae infection is spread when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes small droplets containing infectious agents into the air. The droplets in the air may be breathed in by those nearby. Infection may be spread by contact with hands, tissues and other articles soiled by infected nose and throat discharges. Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is also spread by direct contact with the infected person. Pneumococcal infections are caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive, catalase-negative organism commonly referred to as pneumococcus. S pneumoniae is the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia CAP, bacterial meningitis, bacteremia, and otitis media, as well as an important cause of sinusitis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, peritonitis, and endocarditis and an infrequent cause of other less common diseases.
Related journals of pneumonia:
Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Epidemiology: Open Access, Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health, Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies.