What Illnesses or Diseases Are Caused by Cocci Bacteria?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 10:47:37 PM ET

According to Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology, Gram-positive cocci bacteria are responsible for one-third of all bacterial infections in humans. These infections include strep throat, pneumonia, food poisoning, otitis media, various skin diseases, meningitis and severe types of septic shock. Additionally, Gram-negative cocci bacteria are responsible for causing gonorrhea and meningococcal meningitis.