A 5-year study of the seroepidemiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae: high prevalence of capsular serotype K1 in Taiwan and implication for vaccine efficacy.

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Seroepidemiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae was determined for 1000 nonrepetitive K. pneumoniae isolates collected by a medical center in Taiwan during 1993-1997. Of these, 630 isolates (63%) were from community-acquired infections; the rest were from hospital-acquired infections. The isolates were serotyped according to capsular antigen by countercurrent… (More)

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@article{Fung2000A5S, title={A 5-year study of the seroepidemiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae: high prevalence of capsular serotype K1 in Taiwan and implication for vaccine efficacy.}, author={C. P. Fung and Bob S. Hu and F. Y. Chang and S. C. Lee and Bor-Chen Kuo and M. Ho and Lillian Siu and C. Y. Liu}, journal={The Journal of infectious diseases}, year={2000}, volume={181 6}, pages={2075-9} }