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Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in an urban slum community.

Authors
  • Reis, Joice Neves1
  • Palma, Tania
  • Ribeiro, Guilherme S
  • Pinheiro, Ricardo M
  • Ribeiro, Cassio Tâmara
  • Cordeiro, Soraia Machado
  • da Silva Filho, H P
  • Moschioni, Monica
  • Thompson, Terry A
  • Spratt, Brian
  • Riley, Lee W
  • Barocchi, Michele A
  • Reis, Mitermayer G
  • Ko, Albert I
  • 1 Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/MS, Rua Waldemar Falcão 121, Ministério da Saúde, Salvador, Bahia 40296-710, Candeal, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
September 2008
Volume
57
Issue
3
Pages
204–213
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2008.06.017
PMID: 18672297
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study's findings indicate that there is significant intra- and inter-household spread of S. pneumoniae in the slum community setting. However, a limited number of clones encountered during carriage among slum residents were found to cause invasive disease.

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