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[Invasive pneumococcal disease in children in the Community of Valencia, Spain].

Authors
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  • 1 Servicio de Salud Infantil y de la Mujer. Dirección General para la Salud Pública. Conselleria de Sanitat de la Comunidad Valenciana. Valencia. Spain. [email protected] , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gaceta sanitaria
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
6
Pages
458–465
Identifiers
PMID: 14670252
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

In the period and region studied, pneumococcal infection was present mainly in children aged less than 2 years and in those with previous health problems. In the last few years, mortality has increased. Thus, inclusion of pneumococcal disease in the epidemiological surveillance system would be appropriate to achieve more precise estimations of its epidemiological patterns and to determine whether the conjugate vaccine represents a solution to the problems currently associated with this bacteria.

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