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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

Dispatch

Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae in Children, Malawi, 2004–2006

Jennifer E. CornickComments to Author , Dean B. Everett, Caroline Broughton, Brigitte B. Denis, Daniel L. Banda, Enitan D. Carrol, and Christopher M. Parry
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi (J.E. Cornick, D.B. Everett, B.B. Denis, D.L. Banda, E.D. Carrol); University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (J.E. Cornick, D.B. Everett, C. Broughton, E.D. Carrol, C.M. Parry); University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre (D.L. Banda); Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia (C.M. Parry)

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Table 1

Serotypes of Streptococcus.pnemoniae isolated from children at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, 2004–2006

Serotype No. (%) isolates HIV serostatus, no. (%)
Positive Negative Declined
1 41 (23) 16 (16) 24 (34) 1 (20)
6A/6B* 31 (18) 21 (21) 9 (13) 1 (20)
14* 11 (6) 8 (8) 3 (4) 0
23F* 11 (6) 7 (7) 4 (6) 0
12F 10 (6) 4 (4) 6 (8) 0
19F* 9 (5) 6 (6) 3 (4) 0
Sg18* 6 (3) 3 (3) 3 (4) 0
4* 5 (3) 5 (5) 0 0
7f 4 (2) 1 (1) 3 (4) 0
10A 3 (2) 2 (2) 1 (1) 0
16F 3 (2) 3 (3) 0 0
33F 3 (2) 1 (1) 2 (3) 0
35F 3 (2) 2 (2) 1 (1) 0
3 2 (1) 2 (2) 0 0
5 2 (1) 0 2 (3) 0
9V* 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 1 (20)
14/4 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0
15a 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0
19a 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 1 (20)
7c 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0
8 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0
34 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0
11a 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0
17f 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 0
35B 1 (1) 0 0 1 (20)
Not typeable
18 (10)
12 (12)
6 (8)
0
Total 176 100 71 5

*Serotypes in 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F. PCV10 adds serotypes 1, 5, and 7F. PCV13 adds serotypes 3, 6A, and 19A.

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