A close up view of Pneumococcal diseaseGoss, Linda K. MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, CIC, COHN-SThe Nurse Practitioner: December 16th, 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 12 - p 41–45 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000406488.05500.9a Feature: INFECTIOUS DISEASE Abstract Author Information Pneumococcal disease remains a threat despite an available vaccine. Primary care nurse practitioners must be prepared to prevent as well as treat pneumococcal infections. Linda K. Goss is the director of infection control and vascular access specialist team at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY. The author has disclosed no financial relationships pertaining to this article. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.