Gram-positive, spherical bacteria that preferably form chains. Colonising mucous membranes in large numbers, there are apathogenic and pathogenic types. Pathogenic streptococci may trigger endocarditis, bloodstream infection, or pneumonia.
Pathogenic streptococci may lead to pneumonia and bloodstream infection.

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