Streptococcus pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Bacteria, Gram-Positive

Structure and Physiology

This bacteria is Gram-positive, aerotolerant, and spherical-shaped. S. pneumonia is part of the normally occurring flora of the upper respiratory tract.

Transmission and Disease

S. pneumoniae can be responsible for numerous infections including pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis.


S. pneumoniae has exhibited susceptibility to several antimicrobial products and is moderately easy to disinfect.