The Epidemiology of Pneumococcus Infection

  title={The Epidemiology of Pneumococcus Infection},
  author={Leslie T. Webster and Thomas P. Hughes},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  pages={535 - 552}
1. Pneumococci were obtained at one time or another from the nasal passages or throats of 80 per cent of 105 adults and children studied. In adults, they were obtained more frequently from the throat; in children, as often from the nasal passages as from the throat. 2. Of 500 pneumococcus strains studied, 97 per cent proved to be serologically specific. They formed smooth colonies and were for the most part avirulent for mice. Types I and II were obtained from one and two individuals… CONTINUE READING