Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 15th, 2006
Scientists writing in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology report, "Two hundred forty-five H. influenzae isolates responsible for meningitis in Poland from 1997 to 2004 were studied. Among these, 233 (95.1%) belonged to serotype b (Hib), 2 belonged to serotype f, and 10 were noncapsulated. The relatedness of all isolates was evaluated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and selected representatives were evaluated by multilocus sequence typing."
"Resistance to ampicillin was identified in 34 (14.6%) of the Hib isolates and was associated with the...
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