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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

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Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 15A in Psychiatric Unit, Rhode Island, USA, 2010–2011

Katherine Fleming-DutraComments to Author , Chukwuma Mbaeyi, Ruth Link-Gelles, Nicole Alexander, Alice Guh, Elizabeth Forbes, Bernard Beall, Jonas M. Winchell, Maria da Gloria Carvalho, Fabiana Pimenta, Maja Kodani, Cindy Vanner, Hilary Stevens, Diane Brady, Mardea Caulcrick-Grimes, Utpala Bandy, and Matthew R. Moore
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K. Fleming-Dutra, C. Mbaeyi, R. Link-Gelles, A. Guh, B. Beall, J.M. Winchell, M.G. Carvalho, F. Pimenta, M. Kodani, H. Stevens, M.R. Moore); Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (N. Alexander, C. Vanner, D. Brady, M. Caulcrick-Grimes, U. Bandy); Brown University–affiliated Hospitals, Providence (N. Alexander); Brown University, Providence (E. Forbes)

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Respiratory pathogen carriage survey related to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 15A outbreak in a pediatric psychiatric hospital, Rhode Island, USA, December 25, 2010–January 31, 2011, performed on Unit 1 patients (n = 16) and symptomatic staff (n = 4) during January 29–February 2. No visitors were screened for respiratory pathogen carriage. Nasopharyngeal (NP) and oropharyngeal (OP) swab specimens were taken from each participant. TaqMan Array Card (TAC) used to test for influenza A (H1 and H

Figure 1. . . . . . Respiratory pathogen carriage survey related to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 15A outbreak in a pediatric psychiatric hospital, Rhode Island, USA, December 25, 2010–January 31, 2011, performed on Unit 1 patients (n = 16) and symptomatic staff (n = 4) during January 29–February 2. No visitors were screened for respiratory pathogen carriage. Nasopharyngeal (NP) and oropharyngeal (OP) swab specimens were taken from each participant. TaqMan Array Card (TAC) used to test for influenza A (H1 and H3) and B, respiratory syncytial virus, human parainfluenza viruses 1–3, human metapneumovirus, rhinovirus, enterovirus, parechovirus, adenovirus, Legionella species, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Bordetella pertussis. Asterisk indicates other pneumococcal serotypes identified in 3 persons, including 11A/D, 20, 34, and serotypes that were nontypeable by real-time PCR: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A/B/C, 6C, 7F/7A, 9V/9A, 11A/11D, 12F/(12A/44/46), 14, 15A/15F, 16F, 18/(18A/18B/18C/18F), 19A, 19F, 22F/22A, 23A, 23F, 33F/33A/37.

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