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Let the sun shine in: effects of ultraviolet radiation on invasive pneumococcal disease risk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

White, Alexander N. J; Brett (Ng), Victoria; Spain, C Victor; Johnson, Caroline; Kinlin, Laura M; Fisman, David N


BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common cause of community acquired pneumonia and bacteremia. Excess wintertime mortality related to pneumonia has been noted for over a century, but the seasonality of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) has been described relatively recently and is poorly understood. Improved understanding of environmental influence on disease seasonality has taken on new urgency due to global climate change. METHODS: We evaluated 602 cases of IPD reported in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-12-04
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-196


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