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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000215004.85582.30
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INVASIVE PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE BURDEN IN HONG KONG CHILDREN

Ho, Pak Leung Facp*; Chiu, Susan S. MD*; Cheung, Chris H. Y. MBBS†; Lee, Rodney FRCPA†; Tsai, Theodore F. MD‡; Lau, Yu Lung MD*

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Abstract

In a retrospective, population-based study, we estimated the age-specific incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in Hong Kong between 1995 and 2004. The incidence rates per 100,000 were 18.3 (95% confidence interval [CI], 13.9–23.3) for children aged ≤2 years, 15.6 (95% CI, 12.8–18.6) for children aged ≤5 years and 1 (95% CI, 0.52–1.7) for children aged 6–14 years. The findings indicate a significant disease burden.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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