Pneumococcal pneumonia

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Pneumococcal pneumonia is a type of bacterial pneumonia that is specifically caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. S. pneumoniae is also called pneumococcus.

Symptoms include a teeth-chattering chill lasting 30 minutes with a fever, cough and the production of rusty or blood-streaked sputum.

It is a very serious illness that can lead to death; in some cases, the patients are expected to live up to three years or even more.[citation needed]