The incidence of pediatric invasive Haemophilus influenzae and pneumococcal disease in Chiba prefecture, Japan before and after the introduction of conjugate vaccines.

@article{Ishiwada2014TheIO,
  title={The incidence of pediatric invasive Haemophilus influenzae and pneumococcal disease in Chiba prefecture, Japan before and after the introduction of conjugate vaccines.},
  author={Naruhiko Ishiwada and Haruka Hishiki and Koo Nagasawa and Sachiko Naito and Yasunori Sato and Bin Chang and Yuko Sasaki and Kouji Kimura and Makoto Ohnishi and Keigo Shibayama},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 42},
  pages={5425-31}
}
The Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine and the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) were introduced in Japan in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, immunization with these two vaccines was encouraged throughout Japan through a governmental program. Children treated in Chiba prefecture for culture-proven invasive H. influenzae disease (IHiD) and invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae disease (IPD) were identified in a prefectural surveillance study from 2008 to 2013. The… CONTINUE READING

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