Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae in Children, Malawi, 2004–2006
Published Date:Jun 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(6):1107-1109.
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Description:Of 176 invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children in Malawi, common serotypes were 1 (23%), 6A/B (18%), 14 (6%), and 23F (6%). Coverage with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was 39%; PCV10 and PCV13 increased coverage to 66% and 88%, respectively. We found chloramphenicol resistance in 27% of isolates and penicillin nonsusceptibility in 10% (by using meningitis breakpoints); all were ceftriaxone susceptible.
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