Burden of paediatric invasive pneumococcal disease in Europe, 2005.

@article{McIntosh2007BurdenOP,
  title={Burden of paediatric invasive pneumococcal disease in Europe, 2005.},
  author={E David G McIntosh and Bernard Fritzell and Mark A. Fletcher},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2007},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={644-56}
}
Within the European Union (EU), documenting the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in infants and children is important for coordinating effective pneumococcal immunization policies. Our objective was to document the burden of IPD in countries of the EU plus Switzerland and Norway. European affiliates of Wyeth Vaccines made available recent epidemiological data on IPD from local disease surveillance programmes, including unpublished sources. Recent literature and websites were also… CONTINUE READING