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Pneumococcal serotype determines growth and capsule size in human cerebrospinal fluid.

BMC Microbiol 2020 Jan 20;20(1):16. Epub 2020 Jan 20.

Institute for Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Friedbühlstrasse 51, CH-3001, Bern, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-020-1700-7DOI Listing
January 2020

Genomic differences among carriage and invasive nontypeable pneumococci circulating in South Africa.

Microb Genom 2019 Oct 11;5(10). Epub 2019 Oct 11.

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/mgen.0.000299DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6861859PMC
October 2019

Can pneumococcal meningitis surveillance be used to assess the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on total invasive pneumococcal disease? A case-study from South Africa, 2005-2016.

Vaccine 2019 Sep 7;37(38):5724-5730. Epub 2019 May 7.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.04.090DOI Listing
September 2019

Health and economic burden of influenza-associated illness in South Africa, 2013-2015.

Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2019 09 11;13(5):484-495. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irv.12650DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6692552PMC
September 2019

Outbreak of influenza A in a boarding school in South Africa, 2016.

Pan Afr Med J 2019 21;33:42. Epub 2019 May 21.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2019.33.42.16666DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6658148PMC
September 2019

Meningitis: a frequently fatal diagnosis in Africa.

Lancet Infect Dis 2019 Jul;19(7):676-678

Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30111-2DOI Listing
July 2019

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Neonates Prior to Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Use in South Africa: 2003-2008.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 04;38(4):424-430

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg.

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April 2019

Challenges and clinical relevance of molecular detection of Bordetella pertussis in South Africa.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Mar 21;19(1):276. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Private Bag X4, Sandringham, Gauteng, 2131, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3869-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429695PMC
March 2019

Hib combination vaccines: efficient and effective.

Lancet Infect Dis 2018 07 8;18(7):700-701. Epub 2018 May 8.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30234-2DOI Listing
July 2018

Invasive Disease Caused Simultaneously by Dual Serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

J Clin Microbiol 2018 01 26;56(1). Epub 2017 Dec 26.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01149-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5744228PMC
January 2018

Respiratory syncytial virus in adults with severe acute respiratory illness in a high HIV prevalence setting.

J Infect 2017 10 1;75(4):346-355. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit and Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2017.06.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5712433PMC
October 2017

Meningococcal disease in the Middle East and Africa: Findings and updates from the Global Meningococcal Initiative.

J Infect 2017 07 25;75(1):1-11. Epub 2017 Apr 25.

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Hassan II Ain Chock, Rue Tarik Ibnou Ziad, Casablanca, Bp 9167 Mars Sultan, Morocco. Electronic address:

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July 2017

Effectiveness of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease in South African children: a case-control study.

Lancet Glob Health 2017 03 28;5(3):e359-e369. Epub 2017 Jan 28.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesberg, South Africa; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, and Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30043-8DOI Listing
March 2017

Molecular characterization of invasive capsule null Neisseria meningitidis in South Africa.

BMC Microbiol 2017 Feb 21;17(1):40. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), A division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-017-0942-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5320719PMC
February 2017

Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease in South Africa: Importance of Surveillance Methodology.

PLoS One 2016 7;11(4):e0152524. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4824385PMC
August 2016

Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotypes and Mortality in Adults and Adolescents in South Africa: Analysis of National Surveillance Data, 2003 - 2008.

PLoS One 2015 13;10(10):e0140185. Epub 2015 Oct 13.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604081PMC
June 2016

Genomic analysis of nontypeable pneumococci causing invasive pneumococcal disease in South Africa, 2003-2013.

BMC Genomics 2016 06 22;17:470. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-2808-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928513PMC
June 2016

Two cases of serotypeable and non-serotypeable variants of Streptococcus pneumoniae detected simultaneously during invasive disease.

BMC Microbiol 2016 06 24;16(1):126. Epub 2016 Jun 24.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4921036PMC
June 2016

Phylogenetic Analysis of Invasive Serotype 1 Pneumococcus in South Africa, 1989 to 2013.

J Clin Microbiol 2016 05 9;54(5):1326-34. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4844715PMC
May 2016

Epidemiology of Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants.

Pediatrics 2016 Apr 29;137(4). Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-3272DOI Listing
April 2016

Mortality amongst patients with influenza-associated severe acute respiratory illness, South Africa, 2009-2013.

PLoS One 2015 18;10(3):e0118884. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases; University of the Witwatersrand; Johannesburg; South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4365037PMC
February 2016

Epidemiology of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) among adults and children aged ≥5 years in a high HIV-prevalence setting, 2009-2012.

PLoS One 2015 23;10(2):e0117716. Epub 2015 Feb 23.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4337909PMC
January 2016

Etiology and Incidence of Pleural Empyema in South African Children.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Dec;34(12):1305-10

From the *Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; †Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; and §MRC Unit on Child & Adolescent Health, Cape Town, South Africa.

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December 2015

Temporal Changes in Pneumococcal Colonization in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Mother-Child Pairs Following Transitioning From 7-valent to 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Soweto, South Africa.

J Infect Dis 2015 Oct 17;212(7):1082-92. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD): a division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Sandringham.

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October 2015

Human metapneumovirus-associated severe acute respiratory illness hospitalisation in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected South African children and adults.

J Clin Virol 2015 Aug 18;69:125-32. Epub 2015 Jun 18.

Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2015.06.089DOI Listing
August 2015

Population snapshot of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease in South Africa prior to introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

PLoS One 2014 18;9(9):e107666. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis (CRDM), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4169438PMC
June 2015

Temporal association in hospitalizations for tuberculosis, invasive pneumococcal disease and influenza virus illness in South African children.

PLoS One 2014 11;9(3):e91464. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Center for Respiratory and Meningitis Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases: A Division of National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3950213PMC
May 2015

Increased risk for and mortality from invasive pneumococcal disease in HIV-exposed but uninfected infants aged <1 year in South Africa, 2009-2013.

Clin Infect Dis 2015 May 2;60(9):1346-56. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Division of the National Health Laboratory Service School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ059DOI Listing
May 2015

Longitudinal study on Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus nasopharyngeal colonization in HIV-infected and -uninfected infants vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Vaccine 2015 May 21;33(23):2662-9. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

Department of Science/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Science, Johannesburg, South Africa; Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4436702PMC
May 2015

Risk factors for invasive pneumococcal disease among children less than 5 years of age in a high HIV prevalence setting, South Africa, 2010 to 2012.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Jan;34(1):27-34

From the *Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service; †School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; ‡Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; §Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Gauteng, South Africa; ¶Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; ‖Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; **Dr George Mukhari Hospital, Paediatrics Department, Medunsa University, Gauteng, South Africa; ††Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, and the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape; ‡‡Universitas and Pelonomi Hospitals, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa; §§Tygerberg Hospital and Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa; ¶¶ National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and ‖‖Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

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January 2015

Epidemiology of viral-associated acute lower respiratory tract infection among children <5 years of age in a high HIV prevalence setting, South Africa, 2009-2012.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Jan;34(1):66-72

From the *Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service; †School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; ‡Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; §Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ¶Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; ‖Influenza Programme, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-South Africa, Pretoria; **Department of Medicine, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospital; ††Department of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal; ‡‡Department of Paediatrics, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospital §§School of Pathology, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg; ¶¶Department of Medicine, Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp; ‖‖Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; ***MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; †††Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; ‡‡‡INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; and §§§Zoonoses Research Unit, Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000478DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4276570PMC
January 2015

Acquisition of Streptococcus pneumoniae in South African children vaccinated with 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine at 6, 14 and 40 weeks of age.

Vaccine 2015 Jan 23;33(5):628-34. Epub 2014 Dec 23.

Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; National Institute for Communicable Diseases: A Division of National Health Laboratory Service, Centre for Vaccines and Immunology, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.12.023DOI Listing
January 2015

High nasopharyngeal pneumococcal density, increased by viral coinfection, is associated with invasive pneumococcal pneumonia.

J Infect Dis 2014 Nov 6;210(10):1649-57. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service Faculty of Health Sciences Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu326DOI Listing
November 2014

Effects of vaccination on invasive pneumococcal disease in South Africa.

N Engl J Med 2014 Nov 11;371(20):1889-99. Epub 2014 Nov 11.

From the Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) (A.G., L.G., V.Q., S.M., C.M., S.A.M., C.C.), Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (A.G., L.G., S.A.M.), and Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (S.A.M.), University of the Witwatersrand - all in Johannesburg; the Influenza Division (S.T.) and Division of Bacterial Diseases (E.R.Z., J.R.V., C.G.W.), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, and Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Emory University (K.P.K.) - all in Atlanta; and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (K.L.O.).

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November 2014

Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease in HIV-infected and -uninfected children in south africa: a matched case-control study.

Clin Infect Dis 2014 Sep 9;59(6):808-18. Epub 2014 Jun 9.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service School of Pathology Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4144265PMC
September 2014

Challenges of using molecular serotyping for surveillance of pneumococcal disease.

J Clin Microbiol 2014 Sep 23;52(9):3271-6. Epub 2014 Jun 23.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a Division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Medical Research Council, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313149PMC
September 2014

Defining the estimated core genome of bacterial populations using a Bayesian decision model.

PLoS Comput Biol 2014 Aug 21;10(8):e1003788. Epub 2014 Aug 21.

Nuffield Department of Medicine, The Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4140633PMC
August 2014

Factors associated with ceftriaxone nonsusceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae: analysis of South African national surveillance data, 2003 to 2010.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014 Jun 31;58(6):3293-305. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02580-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4068496PMC
June 2014

Causes of fever in outpatient Tanzanian children.

N Engl J Med 2014 06;370(23):2243

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June 2014

Meningococcal serogroup Y lpxL1 variants from South Africa are associated with clonal complex 23 among young adults.

J Infect 2014 May 4;68(5):455-61. Epub 2014 Jan 4.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center, Center for Infection and Immunity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Netherlands Reference Laboratory for Bacterial Meningitis, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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May 2014

Temporal changes in pneumococcal colonization in a rural African community with high HIV prevalence following routine infant pneumococcal immunization.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 Nov;32(11):1270-8

From the *Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases; †Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‡Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health; and §Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; ¶MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ‖Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; **INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; and ††National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa.

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November 2013

Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in the pre-conjugate vaccine era: South Africa, 2003-2008.

Vaccine 2013 Aug 16;31(38):4200-8. Epub 2013 May 16.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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August 2013

Acquisition of Streptococcus pneumoniae in pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-naïve South African children and their mothers.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2013 May;32(5):e192-205

Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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May 2013

Clonal analysis of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B strains in South Africa, 2002 to 2006: emergence of new clone ST-4240/6688.

J Clin Microbiol 2012 Nov 12;50(11):3678-86. Epub 2012 Sep 12.

Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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November 2012

Risk factors for multidrug-resistant invasive pneumococcal disease in South Africa, a setting with high HIV prevalence, in the prevaccine era from 2003 to 2008.

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Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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October 2012

Introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine into the public immunization program in South Africa: translating research into policy.

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September 2012

Population snapshot of invasive serogroup B meningococci in South Africa from 2005 to 2008.

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Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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August 2012

Persistent high burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in South African HIV-infected adults in the era of an antiretroviral treatment program.

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Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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April 2012

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis and antibiotic nonsusceptibility in invasive pneumococcal disease.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2012 Mar 9;56(3):1602-5. Epub 2012 Jan 9.

Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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Invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae serotype b ten years after routine vaccination, South Africa, 2003-2009.

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National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

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