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Streptococcus pneumoniae – A Review of Carriage, Infection, Serotype Replacement and Vaccination

This article, published in Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, provides an overview on pneumococcal carriage and risk factors for invasive pneumococcal disease, the rise of non-vaccine serotypes in the era of immunization with 7-valent pneumocccal conjugate vaccines, and the current and newly available broader valent pneumococcal vaccines. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain access to free journal articles.)

Author: Mehr S, Wood N

Published: 2012

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Citation: Mehr S, Wood N. Streptococcus pneumoniae – A Review of Carriage, Infection, Serotype Replacement and Vaccination. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2012;13(4):258-264.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global