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Hospital-based surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease among young children in urban Nepal


General Info
Nepal (NPL)
Bagmati, Central Development Region [Historical]
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2005 - 12/2006

Children aged 2 months to 5 years who were admitted to Patan Hospital, Kathmandu, with fever and/or suspected pneumonia, meningitis, or bacteremia were recruited. Blood culture specimens were collected from all participants. In cases of suspected meningitis, cerebrospinal fluid specimens were cultured and were tested for S. pneumoniae antigen.