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Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of nasopharyngeal pneumococci from Spanish children.

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Nasopharyngeal pneumococci were collected from 635 Spanish children aged 6 months to 6 years attending four primary healthcare centres (n = 276) or two hospital emergency rooms (n = 359); 36% of the children had received >/=1 dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). Overall, the carriage rate of Streptococcus pneumoniae was 31%, with no significant differences in carriage rates according to setting. Colonization with vaccine serotypes was significantly associated with the absence of ...

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Journal:
Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume:
14
Issue:
8
Pages:
797-801
Publication date:
2008-08-01
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EISSN:
1469-0691
ISSN:
1198-743X
Source identifiers:
209375

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