- Laboratory surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease in New South Wales, Australia, before and after introduction of 7-valent conjugate vaccine: reduced disease, but not antibiotic resistance ratesS Oftadeh
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Public Health, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
Epidemiol Infect 141:1797-806. 2013..31%),ceftriaxone resistance (2% vs. 12%) and multidrug resistance (4% vs. 7%) rates ; erythromycin resistance fell (32% vs. 25%). Continued surveillance is needed to monitor changes following the introduction of 13-valent PCV in 2012...
- Identification of newly described Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6D by use of the Quellung reaction and PCRShahin Oftadeh
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
J Clin Microbiol 48:3378-9. 2010..In combination with group B and other factor antisera, factor 6d antiserum can reliably identify the newly described serotype 6D...
- Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae: prevalence and risk factors in HIV-positive children in TanzaniaLaura Anthony
Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Int J Infect Dis 16:e753-7. 2012..We conducted a study to assess the prevalence of, and risk factors for, pneumococcal carriage in HIV-positive children aged <15 years...