Surveillance of pneumococcal-associated disease among hospitalized children in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.

@article{Anh2009SurveillanceOP,
  title={Surveillance of pneumococcal-associated disease among hospitalized children in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.},
  author={Dang Anh and Paul E Kilgore and Mary P. E. Slack and Batmunkh Nyambat and Le Huu Tho and Lay Myint Yoshida and H. A. Nguyen and Cat Dinh Lien Nguyen and Chia Yin Chong and Daniel Nguyen and Koya Ariyoshi and John David Clemens and Luis J{\'o}dar},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 Suppl 2},
  pages={S57-64}
}
BACKGROUND To understand the epidemiology of childhood bacterial diseases, including invasive pneumococcal disease, prospective surveillance was conducted among hospitalized children in Nha Trang, Vietnam. METHODS From April 2005 through August 2006, pediatricians at the Khanh Hoa General Hospital used standardized screening criteria to identify children aged <5 years who had signs and symptoms of invasive bacterial disease. All cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood specimens collected were… CONTINUE READING

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