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Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage prevalence in Nepal: evaluation of a method for delayed transport of samples from remote regions and implications for vaccine implementation

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Background Pneumococcal disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in young children in Nepal, and currently available pneumococcal conjugate vaccines offer moderate coverage of invasive disease isolates. Methods A prevalence study of children aged 1.5 to 24 months in urban and rural Nepal was conducted. In the urban group, nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) were transported using silica desiccant packages (SDP) with delayed processing (2 weeks), or skim-milk-tryptone-glucose-glycerin ...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0098739

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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
6
Pages:
ARTN e98739
Publication date:
2014-06-06
Acceptance date:
2014-05-07
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
469291
Language:
English
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2014-06-17

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