Pneumococcal carriage in rural Gambia prior to the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: a population-based survey.
Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia.
Microbiology and Infection Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Vic., Australia.
Tropical Epidemiology Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
- Published Article
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
- Publication Date
Jul 01, 2015
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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