Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from adults hospitalized with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) were collected at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from 2002 through 2010. Of 200 sequential, nonduplicative isolates collected and serotyped, serotypes 3, 7F and 19A were found to be the most common. Since 2008, all IPD cases have been caused by non-PCV7 serotypes. This article describes the study and its findings. It also provides an overview of the three vaccines used to protect against IPD.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Aug 2012|