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Infektiologie 11. Februar 2016

First report of an outbreak of pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6A

Five patients in a geropsychiatric unit of a psychiatric hospital became abruptly ill with pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6A. Four other residents were colonized with the same serotype, which has previously not been reported in association with pneumonia outbreaks. Furthermore, serotype 6A is not included in all vaccine types, which may be important for the choice of vaccine in some settings. All isolates showed identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis restriction patterns.

Karla Prebil, Bojana Beović, Metka Paragi, Katja Seme, Tamara Kastrin, Blanka Kores Plesničar, Bojana Petek, Žiga Martinčič, Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 1/2/2016

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