Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 10th, 2001
J. Inostroza and colleagues collected all clinical S. pneumoniae specimens isolated from patients with invasive or sterile-site infections admitted to a regional general hospital in southern Chile during a five-year period.
They isolated 50 serotypes comprising 247 strains - 69 in patients younger than five, 129 in patients five to 64 years old, and 49 from patients 65 and older. Eight serotypes were common to all three...
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