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    Moore CE, Sengduangphachanh A, Thaojaikong T, Sirisouk J, Foster D, Phetsouvanh R, McGee L, Crook DW, Newton PN, Peacock SJ, 2010. Enhanced determination of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes associated with invasive disease in Laos by using a real-time polymerase chain reaction serotyping assay with cerebrospinal fluid. Am J Trop Med Hyg 83: 451457.

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    Mehta S, 2010. Developing the right pneumococcal vaccine for the time and place. Am J Trop Med Hyg 83: 449450.

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    Johnson HL, Deloria-Knoll M, Levine OS, Stoszek SK, Hance LF, Reithinger R, Muenz LR, O'Brien KL, 2010. Systematic evaluation of serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal disease among children under five: the pneumococcal global serotype project. PLoS Med 7: e1000348.

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    O'Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, Henkle E, Deloria-Knoll M, McCall N, Lee E, Mulholland K, Levine OS, Cherian T, 2009. Burden of disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children younger than 5 years: global estimates. Lancet 374: 893902.

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    World Health Organization, 2007. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for childhood immunization–WHO position paper. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 82: 93104.

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    Pilishvili T, Lexau C, Farley MM, Hadler J, Harrison LH, Bennett NM, Reingold A, Thomas A, Schaffner W, Craig AS, Smith PJ, Beall BW, Whitney CG, Moore MR, 2010. Sustained reductions in invasive pneumococcal disease in the era of conjugate vaccine. J Infect Dis 201: 3241.

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    Bettinger JA, Scheifele DW, Kellner JD, Halperin SA, Vaudry W, Law B, Tyrrell G, 2010. The effect of routine vaccination on invasive pneumococcal infections in Canadian children, Immunization Monitoring Program, Active 2000–2007. Vaccine 28: 21302136.

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    Giele C, Moore H, Bayley K, Harrison C, Murphy D, Rooney K, Keil AD, Lehmann D, 2007. Has the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine had an impact on invasive pneumococcal disease in western Australia? Vaccine 25: 23792384.

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    Leimkugel J, Adams Forgor A, Gagneux S, Pfluger V, Flierl C, Awine E, Naegeli M, Dangy JP, Smith T, Hodgson A, Pluschke G, 2005. An outbreak of serotype 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis in northern Ghana with features that are characteristic of Neisseria meningitidis meningitis epidemics. J Infect Dis 192: 192199.

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