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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000208368.67448.51
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Active Epidemiologic Surveillance of Pneumonia and Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Ambulatory and Hospitalized Infants in Cordoba, Argentina

Tregnaghi, Miguel MD*; Ceballos, Ana MD*; Rüttimann, Ricardo MD†; Ussher, Jose MD*; Tregnaghi, Pablo MD*; Peeters, Pascal MD‡; Hausdorff, William P. PhD‡

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Active surveillance of ambulatory and hospitalized children 2–23 months old in Cordoba, Argentina for invasive pneumococcal disease and radiographically confirmed “obvious” pneumonia revealed annual incidences of 206.8 and 2422 cases, respectively, per 100,000 children. The invasive pneumococcal disease incidence was substantially higher than those previously reported from Latin America and Europe.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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