Population-based Survey of Invasive Bacterial Diseases, Greenland, 1995–2004
Published Date:Jan 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(1):76-79.
European Continental Ancestry Group
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Description:Invasive bacterial disease occurs frequently among native populations in the Arctic. Although a variety of bacteria are involved in invasive bacterial disease in Greenland, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and other staphylococci are responsible for most cases (69%); incidence varies according to region and ethnicity.
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