Clonal distribution of common pneumococcal serotypes not included in the 7-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV7): marked differences between two ethnic populations i... Academic Article uri icon


  • Background: This study aimed to compare the clonal distribution of common non-PCV7 pneumococcal strains, isolated from acute otitis media (AOM) and invasive disease (IPD), between 2 distinct ethnic populations in southern Israel, during the decade (1999-2008) preceding PCV7 implementation. Methods: Isolates recovered from Jewish and Bedouin children< 5 years old, were characterized by antibiotic-resistance and molecular epidemiology: pulsed field gel electrophoresis and multilocus sequence typing. Results …

publication date

  • August 8, 2012