Molecular epidemiology and serogroup 6 capsular gene evolution of pneumococcal carriage in a Japanese birth cohort study.

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major concern worldwide. However, it is unclear whether resistance is associated with only a few highly prevalent clones or numerous and diverse clones. We monitored 349 healthy children and obtained nasopharyngeal cultures at five time points coinciding with health check-ups (4, 7, 10, 18 and 36 months… (More)
DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.066316-0

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