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Outbreak of pneumococcal pneumonia among unvaccinated residents of a nursing home--New Jersey, April 2001.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11787578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On April 24,2001, seven cases of pneumococcal pneumonia with bacteremia among residents of a nursing home were reported to the Hamilton Township Department of Health, New Jersey; all seven diagnoses were confirmed with blood cultures positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae. Illness onset among the residents occurred during April 3-24; four residents died. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) was notified on April 24 and initiated an investigation to identify additional cases and implement control efforts. This report summarizes results of the investigation, which underscore the importance of providing pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) to elderly residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-11     Completed Date:  2002-01-17     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  707-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Disease Outbreaks*
Homes for the Aged / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
New Jersey / epidemiology
Nursing Homes / statistics & numerical data*
Pneumococcal Vaccines / administration & dosage
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal / epidemiology*
Streptococcus pneumoniae / classification,  drug effects
Vaccination / utilization
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pneumococcal Vaccines

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