Healthcare-associated Exposure to Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae)

S. pneumoniae is transmitted from person-to-person by direct contact with respiratory secretions and saliva and by inhalation of airborne droplets generated by coughing and sneezing.22 It is uncommon for contacts to develop pneumococcal infection; hence no PEP is required. Exposed HCP should be closely monitored for sign(s) of illness.22 Early diagnosis and treatment with an antibacterial agent is the cornerstone of treating pneumococcal infections. chat Let's get started!