Invasive streptococcus pneumoniae in children, Malawi, 2004-2006

Jennifer E. Cornick, Dean B. Everett, Caroline Broughton, Brigitte B. Denis, Daniel L. Banda, Enitan D. Carrol, Christopher M. Parry

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Of 176 invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children in Malawi, common serotypes were 1 (23%), 6A/B (18%), 14 (6%), and 23F (6%). Coverage with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was 39%; PCV10 and PCV13 increased coverage to 66% and 88%, respectively. We found chloramphenicol resistance in 27% of isolates and penicillin nonsusceptibility in 10% (by using meningitis breakpoints); all were ceftriaxone susceptible.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1107-1109
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011


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