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Pneumococcal colonization patterns in the elderly living urban and rural areas of Portugal

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

Pneumococcal colonization patterns in the elderly living urban and rural areas of Portugal

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

The goal of this project is to gain insights on pneumococcal colonization patterns among the elderly living in Portugal. Primary objectives are: • to estimate the prevalence of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage among the elderly population living in an urban area and in a rural area of Portugal; • to identify the most prevalent serotypes, antibiotic resistance patterns and genotypes of nasopharyngeal pneumococci; • to identify risk factors for pneumococcal nasopharyngeal colonization in this age group; • to determine usage of pneumococcal vaccines among the subjects enrolled in the study.

Potential uses/indications

The data will allow the creation of a baseline to monitor changes in pneumococcal colonization among the elderly following the introduction of novel pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

Status

Ongoing

Partner Status: Seeking Partners?

No

Project weblink

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Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

PneumoEL - Pfizer

Last edited on

2012-10-03 17:30:05

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