Summary of invasive pneumococcal disease burden among children in the Asia-Pacific region

Tzou Yien Lin, Nitin K. Shah, Dennis Brooks, Carmen S. Garcia

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Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) burden is significant in the Asia-Pacific region. This review describes the epidemiology and Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) serotype distribution of IPD in children in the Asia-Pacific region from studies published from 1999 to 2010. IPD incidence varies widely in Asia-Pacific countries depending on the method of surveillance, the population studied, and the time period. Incidences are highest for younger children, with rates near 100-200 cases per 100,000 children aged 70%), and six countries have low vaccine serotype coverage (50%). Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand have high PCV7 serotype coverage. Countries with low pneumococcal resistance to antimicrobials have shown increasingly higher nonsusceptibility with time. National vaccination programmes that include PCV7, 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), or 13-valent PCV would significantly affect IPD burden in children aged

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7589-7605
Number of pages17
JournalVaccine
Volume28
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Asia-Pacific.
  • Pneumococcus
  • Vaccine

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  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)
  • Molecular Medicine

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Summary of invasive pneumococcal disease burden among children in the Asia-Pacific region. / Lin, Tzou Yien; Shah, Nitin K.; Brooks, Dennis; Garcia, Carmen S.

In: Vaccine, Vol. 28, No. 48, 10.11.2010, p. 7589-7605.

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Lin, Tzou Yien ; Shah, Nitin K. ; Brooks, Dennis ; Garcia, Carmen S. / Summary of invasive pneumococcal disease burden among children in the Asia-Pacific region. In: Vaccine. 2010 ; Vol. 28, No. 48. pp. 7589-7605.
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