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Invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States.
TLDR
Invasive MRSA infection affects certain populations disproportionately and is a major public health problem primarily related to health care but no longer confined to intensive care units, acute care hospitals, or any health care institution.
Epidemiology of invasive group B streptococcal disease in the United States, 1999-2005.
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Among infants from birth through 6 days, the incidence of group B streptococcal disease was lower in 2003-2005 relative to 1999-2001, and this reduction coincided with the release of revised disease prevention guidelines in 2002.
Epidemiology of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in the United States, 1995-1998: Opportunities for prevention in the conjugate vaccine era.
TLDR
Young children, elderly persons, and black persons of all ages are disproportionately affected by invasive pneumococcal disease, and current ACIP recommendations do not address a subset of persons aged 18 to 64 years but do include those at highest risk for death from invasive pneumonia.
Bacterial meningitis in the United States, 1998-2007.
TLDR
The rates of bacterial meningitis have decreased since 1998, but the disease still often results in death, and the burden of bacterialMeningitis is now borne more by older adults.
Increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States.
TLDR
Because a limited number of serotypes account for most infections with drug-resistant strains, the new conjugate vaccines offer protection against most drug- resistant strains of S. pneumoniae.
A population-based comparison of strategies to prevent early-onset group B streptococcal disease in neonates.
TLDR
Routine screening for group B streptococcus during pregnancy prevents more cases of early-onset disease than the risk-based approach, and recommendations that endorse both strategies as equivalent warrant reconsideration.
Active bacterial core surveillance of the emerging infections program network.
TLDR
In 1998, early-onset group B streptococcal disease had declined by 65% over the previous 6 years, and 25% of invasive pneumococcal infections in ABCs areas were not susceptible to penicillin, and 13.3% were not susceptibility to three classes of antibiotics.
Epidemiology of invasive group a streptococcus disease in the United States, 1995-1999.
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It is estimated that 9600-9700 cases of invasive GAS disease occur in the United States each year, resulting in 1100-1300 deaths, and older age; presence of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, meningitis, or pneumonia; and infection with emm1 or emm3 were all independent predictors of death.
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