Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Different Types of Nasopharyngeal Swabs in Children.

BACKGROUND:A better understanding of the epidemiology of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae is important to assess the impact of vaccination and the pathogenesis of pneumococcal disease. We compared the recovery of S. pneumoniae from nylon flocked, Dacron and rayon swabs. METHODS:Th...

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Main Authors: Felix S Dube, Mamadou Kaba, Elizabeth Whittaker, Heather J Zar, Mark P Nicol
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2013-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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