Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections, or meningitis.
A case of invasive pneumococcal disease in a childcare facility often causes concern among parents. Though no contact investigation is needed, CDPHE has developed a notification letter ( Pneumococcal exposure letter ) to inform parents of childcare attendees if necessary. Sample notification letters
Although disease control measures are not routinely required for reported cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), some follow-up for the purpose of collecting relevant epidemiologic information is needed for cases < 5 years of age. For more information, please see: