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Volume 24, Number 7—July 2018
Research

Pneumococcal Meningitis in Adults after Introduction of PCV7 and PCV13, Israel, July 2009–June 20151

Gili Regev-YochayComments to Author , Klaris Reisenberg, Michal Katzir, Yonit Wiener-Well, Galia Rahav, Jacob Strahilevitz, Valery Istomin, Evgenia Tsyba, Avi Peretz, Shirley Khakshoor, Ron Dagan, and on behalf of the Israeli Adult Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Group
Author affiliations: Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel (G. Regev-Yochay, G. Rahav, S. Khakshoor); Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (G. Regev-Yochay, M. Katzir, G. Rahav); Soroka Medical Center, Beersheba, Israel (K. Reisenberg); Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel (K. Reisenberg, A. Peretz); Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel (M. Katzir); Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel (Y. Wiener-Well); Hadassah-Hebrew University, Jerusalem (J. Strahilevitz); Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel (V. Istomin); Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel (E. Tsyba); Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Tiberias, Israel (A. Peretz); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba (R. Dagan)

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Figure 3

Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in patients >18 years of age, by VT, Israel, July 1, 2009–June 30, 2015. The total number of cases per year are shown, and the introduction of PCV7 and PCV13 into the pediatric national immunization plan are depicted with arrows. *Serotypes included in the VT13 vaccine but not in the VT7 vaccine. PCV, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; VT, vaccine type.

Figure 3. Incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in patients >18 years of age, by VT, Israel, July 1, 2009–June 30, 2015. The total number of cases per year are shown, and the introductions of PCV7 and PCV13 into the pediatric national immunization plan are depicted with arrows. *Serotypes included in the VT13 vaccine but not in the VT7 vaccine. PCV, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; VT, vaccine type.

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1Some results from this study were presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, June 26–30, 2016, Glasgow, Scotland.

2Additional members of the Israeli Adult Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Group are listed at the end of this article.

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