Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children from day-care centers in Smolensk

Objective. To investigate a nasopharyngeal carriage and serotypes of S. pneumoniae in children aged 3 to 6 years from day-care centers in Smolensk. Materials and Methods. A total of 245 isolates of S. pneumoniae from 1027 nasopharyngeal swabs from healthy children attending day-care centers was tested. Identification of S. pneumoniae was performed according morphological, cultural and antigenic characteristics (Slidex pneumo-Kit, bioMeriеux, France), susceptibility to optohin and bile. Extraction of S.

Resultst of the Multicentre study of Nasopharyngeal Isolates of Haemophilus influenzae from Healthy Children in Day-Care Centers

The rates of nasopharyngeal carriage of Haemophilus influenzae and epidemiology of its antimicrobial resistance in healthy children from day-care centers have been investigated. The overall rate of nasopharyngeal H.influenzae carriage was 44%. The …

Enterococcal Carriage and Antimicrobial Resistance in Premature Born Unit

Sensitivity of 100 enterococcal strains isolated from faeces in premature born unit to 15 antimicrobial agents has been studied. 33 strains of Enterococcus faecalis, 61 strains of Enterococcus faecium, 4 strains of Enterococcus casseliflavus and 2 …