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Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD)


Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. It can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections, or meningitis.


Resources for the Public


Resources for Schools and Childcare


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 word document ) to inform parents of childcare attendees if necessary. Sample notification letters 


Resources for Public Health Professionals


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:


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