TITLE

Pneumococcal jab causes rise in novel strains

AUTHOR(S)
Liddle, Rachel
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;4/27/2007, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the pneumococcal vaccine recently introduced into the child immunization program by the British Department of Health (DoH) can lead to an outbreak of novel strains of the bacteria. Routine vaccination with hep-tavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was introduced in Alaska in 2001. Surveillance has shown that from 2001 to 2003, invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) among native Alaskan children under two years old fell by 67%, to 134 per 100,000 per year.
ACCESSION #
24975951

 

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