Erythromycin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae in children, 1999-2001

M. Catherine McEllistrem, Jennifer M. Adams, Kathleen Shutt, Laurie T. Sanza, Richard R. Facklam, Cynthia G. Whitney, James H. Jorgensen, Lee H. Harrison

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After increasing from 1995 to 1999, invasive erythromycin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae rates per 100,000 decreased 53.6% in children from Baltimore, Maryland (USA) from 1999 to 2001, which was partially attributed to strains related to the mefE-carrying England14-9 clone. The decline in infection rates was likely due to the pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-972
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    McEllistrem, M. C., Adams, J. M., Shutt, K., Sanza, L. T., Facklam, R. R., Whitney, C. G., Jorgensen, J. H., & Harrison, L. H. (2005). Erythromycin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae in children, 1999-2001. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(6), 969-972.