Using Pneumococcal Carriage Data to Monitor Postvaccination Changes in the Incidence of Pneumococcal Otitis Media.

Abstract

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have substantially reduced the burden of pneumococcal disease, including the incidence of otitis media (OM). However, in most countries, no surveillance exists to monitor the change in pneumococcal OM incidence after the introduction of PCVs. We explored whether measuring pneumococcal carriage was a useful surrogate… (More)

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@article{Flasche2016UsingPC, title={Using Pneumococcal Carriage Data to Monitor Postvaccination Changes in the Incidence of Pneumococcal Otitis Media.}, author={Stefan Flasche and Noga Givon-Lavi and Ron Dagan}, journal={American journal of epidemiology}, year={2016}, volume={184 9}, pages={652-659} }