Prevalence and genetic structures of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6D, South Korea

Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee, Eun Young Cho, Chi Eun Oh, Byung Wook Eun, Jina Lee, Ja Kim Min

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To determine prevalence and genetic structures of new serotype 6D strains of pneumococci, we examined isolates from diverse clinical specimens in South Korea during 1991-2008. Fourteen serotype 6D strains accounted for 10.4% of serogroup 6 pneumococci from blood, sputum, nasopharynx, and throat samples. Serotype 6D strains consisted of 3 sequence types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-1753
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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