Pneumococci causing invasive disease in New Zealand, 1987-94: serogroup and serotype coverage and antibiotic resistances.

@article{Martin1996PneumococciCI,
  title={Pneumococci causing invasive disease in New Zealand, 1987-94: serogroup and serotype coverage and antibiotic resistances.},
  author={Diana R. Martin and M S Brett},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={109 1027},
  pages={288-90}
}
AIMS Development of polysaccharide-conjugated pneumococcal vaccines, prompted by the ineffectiveness of the current 23-valent vaccine for young children, requires an understanding of the pneumococci causing invasive disease worldwide. We have reviewed the capsular serogroups and serotypes, and the antibiotic resistances of pneumococci identified from invasive disease in New Zealand, for the period 1987-94. METHODS Pneumococci referred from invasive disease were serogrouped and serotyped using… CONTINUE READING