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Streptococcus pneumoniae antibiotic resistance in Northern Territory children in child care

Skull, Sue; Shelby-James, T; Morris, P; Perez, G; Yonovitz, A; Krause, Victoria; Roberts, Leslee


Background: There is evidence that the rapid rise in Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) antimicrobial resistance seen in other countries may have commenced in Australia. Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage and resistance levels are described for urban Northern Territory children in day care. Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted of 250 children in nine Darwin day care centres between 24 March and 15 September 1997. Each fortnight nasopharyngeal swabs were collected from children, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1754.1999.355400.x


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