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Mycoplasma pneumoniae epidemiology in England and Wales: a national perspective

Mycoplasma pneumoniae epidemiology in England and Wales: a national perspective
Mycoplasma pneumoniae epidemiology in England and Wales: a national perspective
Investigations of patients with suspected Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection have been undertaken in England since the early 1970s. M. pneumoniae is a respiratory pathogen that is a common cause of pneumonia and may cause serious sequelae such as encephalitis and has been documented in children with persistent cough. The pathogen is found in all age groups, with higher prevalence in children aged 5–14 years. In England, recurrent epidemic periods have occurred at ~4-yearly intervals. In addition, low-level sporadic infection occurs with seasonal peaks from December to February. Voluntarily reports from regional laboratories and hospitals in England from 1975 to 2015 were collated by Public Health England for epidemiological analysis. Further data pertaining cases of note and specimens submitted to Public Health England from 2005 to 2015 for confirmation, molecular typing is included.
1664-302X
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Brown, Rebecca
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Brown, Rebecca, Nguipdop-Djomo, Patrick, Zhao, Hongxin, Stanford, Elaine, Spiller, Brad and Chalker, Victoria J. (2016) Mycoplasma pneumoniae epidemiology in England and Wales: a national perspective. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7 (157), 1-8. (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00157).

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Abstract

Investigations of patients with suspected Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection have been undertaken in England since the early 1970s. M. pneumoniae is a respiratory pathogen that is a common cause of pneumonia and may cause serious sequelae such as encephalitis and has been documented in children with persistent cough. The pathogen is found in all age groups, with higher prevalence in children aged 5–14 years. In England, recurrent epidemic periods have occurred at ~4-yearly intervals. In addition, low-level sporadic infection occurs with seasonal peaks from December to February. Voluntarily reports from regional laboratories and hospitals in England from 1975 to 2015 were collated by Public Health England for epidemiological analysis. Further data pertaining cases of note and specimens submitted to Public Health England from 2005 to 2015 for confirmation, molecular typing is included.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 January 2016
Published date: 16 February 2016
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 393540
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393540
ISSN: 1664-302X
PURE UUID: baec7c96-a78c-4633-a105-367c060ce48d
ORCID for Rebecca Brown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5825-6859

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Date deposited: 28 Apr 2016 13:42
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:32

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