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Nasopharyngeal Microbial Interactions in the Era of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination

This article, published in Vaccine, reviews data on co-colonization of pathogens in the nasopharynx, focusing on Streptococcus pneumoniae and the impact of pneumococcal vaccination. The authors conclude that pneumococcal vaccination has not had a sustained impact on Streptococcus aureus carriage, but it is associated with an increase in non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae in acute otitis media aetiology. ABSTRACT ONLY: (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Dunne EM, Smith-Vaughan HC, Robins-Browne RM, Mulholland EK, Satzke C

Published: 2013

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Citation: Dunne EM, Smith-Vaughn HC, Robins-Browne RM, Mulholland EK, Satzke C. Nasopharyngeal Microbial Interactions in the Era of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination. Vaccine. 2013;31(19):2333-2342.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global