The prevalence of colonization with drug-resistant pneumococci among adult workers in children's daycare

January 1, 2007
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Abstract. We conducted a study to determine if employment at a children's daycare facility increases an adult's risk of carrying Streptococcus pneumoniae in general and antibiotic-resistant S pneumoniae in particular. From January through March 2003, we obtained nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal specimens from 63 adult workers at 6 daycare facilities and 65 similarly aged controls; all but 2 controls were nonclinical employees at our tertiary care center.

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