Aida Chagaryan

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WHO recommends the inclusion of PCVs in childhood vaccination programs world-wide. Many countries including the Russian Federation are currently planning the inclusion of PCVs in their National Immunization Programs and, therefore, data on the pneumococcal serotype distribution is important to estimate the potential disease impact. Here we review eight(More)
Objective: To describe serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae from healthy children and paediatric patients < 5 years old.Study design: Multi-center microbiological and epidemiological study.Materials and Methods: 584 strains of pneumococci from 18 cities of Russian Federation were studied using PNEUMOTEST-LATEX test (Statens Serum Institut, Denmark). Among(More)
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