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Rates of acquisition and clearance of pneumococcal serotypes in the nasopharynges of children in Kilifi District, Kenya.

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BACKGROUND: To understand and model the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines at the population level, we need to know the transmission dynamics of individual pneumococcal serotypes. We estimated serotype-specific clearance and acquisition rates of nasopharyngeal colonization among Kenyan children. METHODS: Children aged 3-59 months who were identified as carriers in a cross-sectional survey were followed-up approximately 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 days later and monthly thereafter until cult...

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10.1093/infdis/jis447

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Journal:
Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
206
Issue:
7
Pages:
1020-1029
Publication date:
2012-10-01
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Source identifiers:
352719
Language:
English
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pubs:352719
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Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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