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Streptococcus pneumoniae Transmission in Chronic-Care Facilities: Description of an Outbreak and Review of Management Strategies

  • Donald C. Sheppard (a1), Kathleen A. Bartlett (a1) and Harry W. Lampiris (a1)


We report an outbreak of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae disease in a chronic-care facility with a documented immunization rate of only 2.5%. We describe and discuss the infection control strategies used in prevention and management of such outbreaks, highlighting the role of immunization and presumptive chemotherapy.


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Department of Medicine, VAMC 111W, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121


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