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Volume 24, Number 10—October 2018
Dispatch

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Refugee Children, Germany

Stephanie PerniciaroComments to Author , Matthias Imöhl, and Mark van der Linden
Author affiliations: University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

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Table

Invasive pneumococcal disease in refugee children and German-born children, July 1, 2014–June 30, 2017*

IPD season
No. patients
Mean patient age, y
No. (%) patients
Unvaccinated
PCV13 vaccinated
VT serotype
Non-VT serotype
Resistant to >3 classes of antimicrobial drugs
Refugee children in Germany
2014–15 3 1 3 (100) 0 2 (67) 1 (33) 1 (33)
2015–16 12 3 10 (83) 2 (17) 8 (67) 4 (33) 4 (33)
2016–17 6 5 5 (83) 0 3 (50) 3 (50) 3 (50)
Total
21
3
18 (86)
2 (9)
13 (62)
8 (38)
8 (38)
Germany-born children
2014–15 107 2 19 (18) 73 (68) 28 (26) 79 (74) 5 (5)
2015–16 122 2 21 (17) 86 (70) 19 (16) 103 (84) 1 (0.8)
2016–17 176 3 45 (26) 117 (66) 28 (16) 148 (84) 4 (2)
Total 405 2 85 (21) 276 (68) 75 (19) 330 (81) 10 (2)

*VT serotypes are 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F, 1, 5, 7F, 3, 6A, and 19A. Antimicrobial drug resistance is determined according to the 2015 breakpoints of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (11). IPD, invasive pneumococcal disease; PCV13, 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; VT, vaccine type.

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