What is the global prevalence of pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Despite the worldwide importance of disease due to S pneumoniae infection, very little information is available on the extent of pneumococcal disease in developing countries. A review of the available literature does show an increase in reports of incidence, prevalence, complications, and vaccine effects in many areas of Europe, Asia, and Australia.


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