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Arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME), a genomic island consisting of the arc and/or opp3 gene clusters found in staphylococcal species, is related to increased bacterial adaptability to hosts.(More)
β-Lactam-resistant Haemophilus influenzae is a clinical concern. A high prevalence (>40%) of β-lactamase-negative high-level ampicillin-resistant H. influenzae (high-BLNAR) isolates in Japan has been(More)
PURPOSE In Japan, the 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) was introduced in 2010 and, in 2013, the PCV7 was replaced with the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13). This study was conducted to(More)