The burden of pneumococcal disease among adults in developed and developing countries: what is and is not known.

@article{Fedson1999TheBO,
  title={The burden of pneumococcal disease among adults in developed and developing countries: what is and is not known.},
  author={David S. Fedson and J Anthony Scott},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S11-8
        }
}
The burden of pneumococcal disease among adults in developed countries is neither widely known nor appreciated. The incidence of pneumococcal pneumonia is uncertain because a precise diagnosis cannot be obtained for most patients. Population-based data on invasive pneumococcal disease (e.g., bacteraemia and meningitis) suggest an annual incidence in all developed countries of > or =15-20 cases per 100,000 persons of all ages and > or =50 cases per 100,000 elderly adults (> or =65 years). In… CONTINUE READING
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