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Did You Know There Are Quick Tests for Infectious Diseases?Streptococcus pneumoniae: infection routes and infection prevention

Infection routes

Droplet infection from a patient’s saliva or nasal discharge is the common route, but infections also occur through foods touched by patients and through direct contact with a patient. Group infections can also occur, such as in households and schools where there are many people in close contact with one another.

Infection prevention

The same measures used to prevent the common cold, such as gargling, hand washing, and wearing a mask, are effective.