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Nurs Times. 2004 Jan 6-12;100(1):36-9.

Upper respiratory tract carriage and transmission of pneumococci.

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Institute of Child Health, London.

Abstract

Vaccines have been instrumental in preventing childhood morbidity as well as mortality. It is imperative that health professionals have all the necessary information about a vaccine before its introduction into the routine immunisation schedule. This article looks at the possible introduction of a new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and reviews a longitudinal carriage study of pneumococcus in UK families to determine pneumococcal carriage rates.

PMID:
14735632
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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