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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Nov;27(11):1033-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31817bb8cf.

Trends in nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among children attending daycare centers in southeastern France from 1999 to 2006.

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Service d'Infectiologie and daggerDépartement de Santé Publique, CHU de Nice, France. dunais.b@chu-nice.fr

Abstract

Pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage, serotype distribution, and penicillin-susceptibility were monitored among children attending daycare centers in France from 1999 to 2006 to assess the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and antibiotic-reducing policies. Pneumococcal carriage remained stable. Immunization rates reached 68% in 2006. Serotype distribution shifted significantly from vaccine serotypes to vaccine-related and nonvaccine serotypes. Antibiotic treatments fell by 50%.

PMID:
18955896
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e31817bb8cf
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