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BACKGROUND The benefits of using the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) are controversial. This study assessed clinical effectiveness of PPV23 in preventing community-acquired(More)
Although rarely, Arcobacter spp. have been associated with diarrhoea and bacteraemia. We report a persistent case in a healthy 26-year-old Spanish male of bloody diarrhoea, which was attributed to(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumococcal infections remain a major health problem worldwide. This study analysed the distribution of distinct Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal disease(More)
Population-based surveillance study conducted among persons 65 years or older from the region of Tarragona (Southern Catalonia, Spain) during 2002-2009. All cases with isolation of pneumococcus from(More)