What are the symptoms of pneumococcal disease?
The symptoms of pneumococcal disease depend on the part of the body that is infected.
- Fever and chills
- Rapid or difficult breathing
- Chest pain
- Confusion/low alertness (older adults)
- Stiff neck
- Photophobia (eyes being more sensitive to light)
- Poor eating/drinking, low alertness and vomiting (babies)
- Low alertness
- Confusion or disorientation
- Shortness of breath
- High heart rate
- Fever, shivering or feeling very cold
- Extreme pain or discomfort
- Clammy or sweaty skin
Middle ear infection:
- Ear pain
- Red, swollen ear drum
Joints and bones:
Sources & Citations
- Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Pneumococcal disease. Symptoms and complications. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/pneumococcal/about/symptoms-complications.html (accessed 25 March 2018).
- Australian Government. Department of Health. Pneumococcal disease. Available at: https://beta.health.gov.au/conditions-and-diseases/pneumococcal-disease (accessed 25 March 2018).
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0149a - Date of preparation May 2018Show All