Differential circulation of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6C clones in two Israeli pediatric populations

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  • We genotyped Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6C (Sp6C) isolates collected from Jewish and Bedouin children in southern Israel during the decade before vaccination. Sp6C constituted 8.2% of the presumed Sp6A isolates. All of the Sp6C clonal clusters were associated with serogroup 6, mainly Sp6A. Different clonal distributions were found in the two subpopulations. Copyright © 2010, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Porat N; Park IH; Nahm MH; Dagan R
  • Start Page

  • 4649
  • End Page

  • 4651
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 12