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The impact of conjugate vaccine on carriage of Haemophilus influenzae type b.

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Conjugate vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) may modify Hib pharyngeal colonization. Hib colonization was compared in 371 infants and their families. In Oxfordshire, infants received PRP-T (polyribosylribitol phosphate conjugated to tetanus toxoid) and in Buckinghamshire they did not (controls). Infants were followed at 6, 9, and 12 months of age. Also, 6 unvaccinated Hib carriers were vaccinated and followed for 6 weeks. Hib acquisition was lower in vaccinees than controls ...

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10.1093/infdis/171.1.93

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Journal:
Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
171
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-98
Publication date:
1995-01-01
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Source identifiers:
92699

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