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France has less invasive pneumococcal infections but more antibiotic-resistant strains

Heather Mason   |   21 November 2022

Invasive pneumococcal diseases are the leading cause of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and meningitis, with a higher incidence in infants and people over 65 years of age.

In 2001, the percentage of pneumococci with decreased susceptibility to penicillin reached a peak of 47.3% in the overall population and 50.7% in children,...

          

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