Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Gambian villagers.

  title={Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Gambian villagers.},
  author={Philip C. Hill and Abiodun Akisanya and Kawsu Sankareh and Yin Bun Cheung and Mark Saaka and George P. Lahai and Brian Greenwood and Richard A. Adegbola},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={43 6},
BACKGROUND To prepare for the introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine of restricted valency, we studied the nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Gambian villagers. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 21 villages after a census. We recorded demographic characteristics, information on medical history, and data on possible risk factors for carriage from subjects. We collected a nasopharyngeal swab specimen from each subject for isolation and serotyping of… CONTINUE READING
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