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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.

Vaccines for travel and vaccines for adults: moving targets!

This short review provides up-to-date information on vaccination problems for travelers and adults in general, including hepatitis B, meningococcal infection, rabies, yellow fever, measles. The article presents the general principles of approaches to …

Epidemiology of S. pneumoniae serotypes in the Russian Federation

The prevalence of the common serotypes of S. pneumoniae in the Russian Federation was estimated in healthy carriers as well as children and adult patients with invasive and non-invasive pneumococcal infections based on the epidemiological …

The prevalence of parenteral hepatitis markers among the medical personnel in the Russian Federation regions with different intensity of epidemic process

The results of hepatitis markers prevalence estimation and the immune response intensity and duration in hospital staff (Buryatiya, Ulan-Ude, n=611 and Moscow, n=653) after vaccination against hepatitis B are presented. HBV serological markers were …

Study to assess incidence of acute otitis media in children under 5 years of age in Russia (PAPIRUS-AOM)

At this prospective 12-months study we investigated the incidence of acute otitis media (AOM), it’s severity and frequency of hospitalization in children from 0 to 5 years old. We detected, that AOM-burden in children under 5-years old in the …

Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Pediatric Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates in Krasnoyarsk

Streptococcus pneumoniae strains isolated from children of Krasnoyarsk (Siberia, Russian Federation) were examined. Authors determined Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes and antimicrobial resistance. 16.7% of strains were multiple resistant with high …