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Invasive pneumococcal disease in the Australian Capital Territory and Queanbeyan region: Do high infant rates reflect more disease or better detection?

Andresen, D; Collignon, Peter

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Objective: To describe the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Queanbeyan region prior to the introduction of conjugate pneumococcal vaccines. Methodology: Residents with sterile site isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from 1998 to 2000 were identified from a prospective bacteraemia surveillance project involving all ACT public hospitals, supplemented by retrospective laboratory-based detection of other sterile site isolates. Results:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77305
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2004.00334.x

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