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Emergence of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 15A after the introduction of the conjugate vaccine in Victoria

Janet E Strachan, Stacey L Rowe, Eileen M Dunne and Geoffrey G Hogg
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (7): 461-463.
doi:
10.5694/mja13.10420

To the Editor: Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus)

Janet E Strachan, Microbiologist1
Stacey L Rowe, Senior Epidemiologist2
Eileen M Dunne, Microbiologist3
Geoffrey G Hogg, Director1
1 Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
2 Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, Department of Health, Melbourne, VIC.
3 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
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