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Pneumococcal carriage in rural Gambia prior to the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a population-based survey.

Authors
  • Usuf, Effua1
  • Badji, Henry1
  • Bojang, Abdoulie1
  • Jarju, Sheikh1
  • Ikumapayi, Usman Nurudeen1
  • Antonio, Martin1, 2, 3
  • Mackenzie, Grant1, 3, 4
  • Bottomley, Christian5
  • 1 Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia. , (Gambia)
  • 2 Microbiology and Infection Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
  • 3 Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
  • 4 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic., Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2015
Volume
20
Issue
7
Pages
871–879
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12505
PMID: 25778937
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Before the introduction of PCV, serotypes included in PCV13 accounted for about half the pneumococcal serotypes in nasopharyngeal carriage. Thus, the potential impact of PCV13 on pneumococcal disease in the Gambia is substantial.

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