Multiple Colonization with S. pneumoniae before and after Introduction of the Seven-Valent Conjugated Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

@inproceedings{Brugger2010MultipleCW,
  title={Multiple Colonization with S. pneumoniae before and after Introduction of the Seven-Valent Conjugated Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine},
  author={Silvio D Brugger and Pascal Frey and Suzanne Aebi and Jason Hinds and Kathrin S M{\"u}hlemann},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Simultaneous carriage of more than one strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae promotes horizontal gene transfer events and may lead to capsule switch and acquisition of antibiotic resistance. We studied the epidemiology of cocolonization with S. pneumoniae before and after introduction of the seven-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7). METHODOLOGY Nasopharyngeal swabs (n 1120) were collected from outpatients between 2004 and 2009 within an ongoing nationwide surveillance… CONTINUE READING
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