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Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999

Research

Tracking Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Oregon: An Alternative Surveillance Method

Arthur E. Chin*†Comments to Author , Katrina Hedberg*, Paul R. Cieslak*, Maureen Cassidy*, Karen R. Stefonek*, and David W. Fleming*
Author affiliations: *Oregon Health Division, Portland, Oregon, USA; and †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Streptococcus pneumoniae penicillin susceptibility as determined by two surveillance methods, Portland, Oregon, 1996

Active surveillance
Antiobiograms

Susceptible

Susceptible
Hospital No.isolates N % No.isolates N %
A a 20 17 85
B 34 29 85 134 112 84
C 59 52 88 274 227 83
D 6 4 67 120 89 74
E 12 11 92 41 34 83
F a 61 58 95
G 33 28 85 110 100 91
H 11 10 91 161 137 85
I 8 6 75 64 56 88
J 7 6 86 107 91 85
K 6 5 83 b
L 2 2 100 b
Total 178 153 86 1,092 921 84

aNo isolates submitted to the Oregon Public Health Laboratory.
bAntibiogram data not available from hospital.

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