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Pneumo Y – Pneumococcal colonization patterns in young children living in urban and rural areas of Portugal in the era of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine.

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica
Project classification

Scientific area

1.6 Biological sciences (Medical sciences go to scientific area 3.n; Agricultural sciences go to scientific area 4.n)

Discipline(s)

Other biological topics

Project description

Project title

Pneumo Y – Pneumococcal colonization patterns in young children living in urban and rural areas of Portugal in the era of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine.

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Raquel Sá Leão

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

rsaleao@itqb.unl.pt

Principal R&D Unit:

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB)

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

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Project keyword(s)

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Short abstract and comments

In this project we propose to study pneumococcal colonization patterns among children living in urban and rural areas of Portugal in the era of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). In particular, we propose to collect nasopharyngeal samples in cross-sectional surveillance initiatives to take place in early 2011 and 2012 in the Oeiras and Montemor-o-Novo municipalities. Characterization of the nasopharyngeal flora will include isolation of pneumococci, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Staphylococcus aureus. Pneumococci will be characterized by serotyping, antibiotyping and selected isolates will be genotyped. Interactions between microorganisms will be explored.

Potential uses/indications

The data generated by the current proposal should provide essential information on the contribution of PCV13 and antibiotic use to serotypes changes observed among pneumococci circulating in the community. This information should constitute an important resource for pediatricians and public health authorities.

Status

Ongoing

Partner Status: Seeking Partners?

No

Project weblink

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Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

PneumoY - Pfizer

Last edited on

2012-10-03 17:33:12

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