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Overview of the disease burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Asia.
Vaccine. 2009;27(52):7282-91
Date: 2010-02-03   Read: 156507

Vaccine. 2009 Dec 9;27(52):7282-91

Overview of the disease burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in Asia

Bravo LC; Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention (ASAP) Working Group

This paper represents a collaborative effort by the Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention (ASAP) Working Group to collate data on the disease burden due to invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in participating Asian countries and territories; namely, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. A review of both published and unpublished data revealed that the incidence of IPD in some countries is well documented by way of large, long-duration studies, while in other countries, much of the available data have been extrapolated from international studies or have come from small population studies of limited geographical coverage. This paper confirms that data regarding the incidence of IPD in Asia are grossly lacking and reinforces the need for urgent and more substantial studies.



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