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Research Article

Effects of Community-Wide Vaccination with PCV-7 on Pneumococcal Nasopharyngeal Carriage in The Gambia: A Cluster-Randomized Trial

  • Anna Roca mail,

    aroca@mrc.gm

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia, Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB), Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Philip C. Hill,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia, Centre for International Health, School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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  • John Townend,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Uzo Egere,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Martin Antonio,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Abdoulie Bojang,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Abiodun Akisanya,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Teresa Litchfield,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • David E. Nsekpong,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Claire Oluwalana,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Stephen R. C. Howie,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

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  • Brian Greenwood,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Richard A. Adegbola

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: October 18, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001107

About the Authors

Anna Roca, Philip C. Hill, John Townend, Uzo Egere, Martin Antonio, Abdoulie Bojang, Abiodun Akisanya, Teresa Litchfield, David E. Nsekpong, Claire Oluwalana, Stephen R. C. Howie, Richard A. Adegbola
Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia
Anna Roca
Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB), Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Philip C. Hill
Centre for International Health, School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Brian Greenwood
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Richard A. Adegbola
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: aroca@mrc.gm

Competing Interests

All authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PCH BG RAA. Performed the experiments: AR PCH UE TL RAA. Analyzed the data: JT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR MA AB DEN SRCH RAA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AR PCH BG RAA. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AR PCH JT UE MA AB AA TL DEN CO SRCH BG RAA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AR PCH JT UE MA AB AA TL DEN CO SRCH BG RAA.