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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 14, Issue 5, Pages 261-266
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2003/924325
Original Article

Epidemiology, Antibiotic Susceptibility and Serotype Distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae Associated with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in British Columbia - A Call to Strengthen Public Health Pneumococcal Immunization Programs

Mark Bigham,1 David M Patrick,2 Elizabeth Bryce,3,4 Sylvie Champagne,4 Carol Shaw,2 Wrency Wu,2 Helen Ng,2 Diane Roscoe,3,4 Jacques Roy,4,5 and Judy Isaac-Renton2,4

1Canadian Blood Services, British Columbia/Yukon Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
4British Columbia Chapter, Canadian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Canada
5Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Received 27 August 2002; Accepted 27 May 2003

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How to Cite this Article

Mark Bigham, David M Patrick, Elizabeth Bryce, et al., “Epidemiology, Antibiotic Susceptibility and Serotype Distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae Associated with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in British Columbia - A Call to Strengthen Public Health Pneumococcal Immunization Programs,” Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 261-266, 2003. https://doi.org/10.1155/2003/924325.