Invasive pneumococcal disease in Dallas County, Texas: results from population-based surveillance in 1995.

  title={Invasive pneumococcal disease in Dallas County, Texas: results from population-based surveillance in 1995.},
  author={Prieto Pastor and F B Medley and Trudy V. Murphy},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={26 3},
We studied the epidemiology of invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in 1995 among 1.9 million residents of Dallas County, Texas. The sociodemographic characteristics and chronic medical conditions of 432 patients were identified through active, population-based surveillance and review of medical records. The incidence of disease was 22 cases per 100,000 person-years and was highest for children < 2 years of age (136 cases per 100,000 person-years) and for adults > or = 65 years… CONTINUE READING


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