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The seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) has been available in Portugal since June 2001, but is not included in the National Vaccination Plan. Its impact on colonization is unknown. A(More)
AIMS Prospective study to evaluate the impact of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prevenar) on the nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (DRPn), by(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the recently developed typing approach for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) based on the DNA sequencing of the protein A gene polymorphic region(More)
This study presents the serotype distribution and the antibiotic resistance profile of 953 colonising group B Streptococcus (GBS) recovered from women of child bearing age (15 to 49 years) between(More)
This study focussed on the clonal structure and temporal distribution of E. faecalis and E. faecium with high-level resistance to gentamicin (HLGR) and glycopeptides (GR) collected from clinical(More)