Childhood pneumococcal disease in Africa - A systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial susceptibility.
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Vaccine, ISSN: 1873-2518, Vol: 35, Issue: 15, Page: 1817-1827
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Immunology and Microbiology; Veterinary; Medicine
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Determining the incidence, disease-associated serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) among children in Africa is essential in order to monitor the impact of these infections prior to widespread introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).