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Research Article

Systematic Evaluation of Serotypes Causing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease among Children Under Five: The Pneumococcal Global Serotype Project

  • Hope L. Johnson mail,

    hjohnson@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Access Center, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Maria Deloria-Knoll,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Access Center, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Orin S. Levine,

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Access Center, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sonia K. Stoszek,

    Affiliation: Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Laura Freimanis Hance,

    Affiliation: Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Richard Reithinger,

    Affiliation: Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: US Agency for International Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Larry R. Muenz,

    Affiliation: Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Katherine L. O'Brien

    Affiliation: International Vaccine Access Center, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: October 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000348

About the Authors

Hope L. Johnson, Maria Deloria-Knoll, Orin S. Levine, Katherine L. O'Brien
International Vaccine Access Center, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Sonia K. Stoszek, Laura Freimanis Hance, Richard Reithinger, Larry R. Muenz
Westat, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hjohnson@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HLJ MDK OSL SKS LFH RR LRM KLO. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: HLJ MDK OSL SKS LFH RR LRM KLO. Designed the experiments/the study: HLJ MDK OSL LFH LRM KLO. Analyzed the data: OSL SKS LFH RR LRM. Collected data/did experiments for the study: HLJ SKS LFH RR. Wrote the first draft of the paper: HLJ. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HLJ MDK OSL SKS RR LRM KLO. Supervised the conduct of the project and participated in interpretation of study findings: HLJ. Developed and oversaw the design, conduct, and analysis of the project and interpreted study findings: MDK KLO. Contributed to editing the paper after it was written: LFH.