Baseline epidemiology and genetic structure of streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6D in southern Israel prior to introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines

Nurith Porat, Rachel Benisty, Ronit Trefler, Doreen Ozalvo, Noga Givon-Lavi, Ron Dagan

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Abstract

We characterized Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6D from among previously identified S. pneumoniae serotype 6B strains from Jewish and Bedouin children in southern Israel during a decade before vaccination. S. pneumoniae serotype 6D isolates constituted 6.7% of the presumed S. pneumoniae serotype 6B isolates. S. pneumoniae serotype 6D strains belonged to 20 sequence types that were differentially distributed between the two ethnic groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580-1582
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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