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INTRODUCTION Pneumococcal infections are a major public health problem because of the virulence of this bacterium and its ability to develop resistance. MATERIAL AND METHOD Two hundred and ninety-four strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae were isolated from sterile (56.8%) and non-sterile samples (43.2%), from January 2001 to July 2010. RESULTS The(More)
INTRODUCTION Pneumococcal infections are a major public health problem because of the virulence of this bacterium and its ability to develop resistance. MATERIAL AND METHOD Two hundred and ninety-four strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae were isolated from sterile (56.8%) and non-sterile samples (43.2%), from January 2001 to July 2010. RESULTS The(More)
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