Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Disease in Children


The pneumococcus is the pathogen recovered most often from blood cultures in our hospital. We identified 205 episodes of systemic pneumococcal infections in 201 children during a 34 mo. period. There were 54 infections in 1978 (10 months), 64 in 1979 and 87 in 1980. The frequency of infections was highest in May and April (mean number of episodes/month 10.3… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198404001-01164


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