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The prevalence and risk factors for pneumococcal colonization of the nasopharynx among children in Kilifi District, Kenya.

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BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) reduce nasopharyngeal carriage of vaccine-serotype pneumococci but increase in the carriage of non-vaccine serotypes. We studied the epidemiology of carriage among children 3-59 months old before vaccine introduction in Kilifi, Kenya. METHODS: In a rolling cross-sectional study from October 2006 to December 2008 we approached 3570 healthy children selected at random from the population register of the Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0030787

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Funding agency for:
Scott, J
Grant:
081835
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Article number:
e30787
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
317012

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