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Molecular typing methods for outbreak detection and surveillance of invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae, a review.

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Invasive disease caused by the encapsulated bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, despite the introduction of successful conjugate polysaccharide vaccines that target disease-associated strains. In addition, resistance, or more accurately reduced susceptibility, to therapeutic antibiotics is spreading in populations of these organisms. There is therefore a continuing requirement for...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1099/mic.0.050518-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Publisher:
Microbiology Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Microbiology (Reading, England) Journal website
Volume:
157
Issue:
Pt 8
Pages:
2181-2195
Publication date:
2011-08-01
Acceptance date:
2011-08-04
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EISSN:
1465-2080
ISSN:
1350-0872
Source identifiers:
209222

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