Bacterial Load of Pneumococcal Serotypes Correlates with Their Prevalence and Multiple Serotypes Is Associated with Acute Respiratory Infections among Children Less Than 5 Years of Age

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BACKGROUND Among pneumococcal serotypes, some serotypes are more prevalent in the nasopharynx than others; determining factors for higher prevalence remain to be fully explored. As non-vaccine serotypes have emerged after the introduction of 7-valent conjugate vaccines, study of serotype specific epidemiology is in need. When two or more serotypes co… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110777

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@inproceedings{Dhoubhadel2014BacterialLO, title={Bacterial Load of Pneumococcal Serotypes Correlates with Their Prevalence and Multiple Serotypes Is Associated with Acute Respiratory Infections among Children Less Than 5 Years of Age}, author={Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel and Michio Yasunami and Hien Nguyen and Motoi Suzuki and Thu Huong Vu and Ai Thi Thuy Nguyen and Duc Anh Dang and L. S. Yoshida and K. Ariyoshi}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2014} }