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  • n. Plural form of serotype.


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  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines are designed to prevent disease due to the most important strains (called serotypes) circulating in an area, but they don't prevent all of them.

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  • But this species includes more than 2,300 different strains, technically known as serotypes or serovars.

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  • Botulinum toxin occurs in seven different forms, known as serotypes A through G, although serotypes A and B are the culprits in about 90 percent of the foodborne botulism cases in the United States.


  • I have a capsule coating that means I can be grouped into 80 'serotypes'.

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  • "Although the incidence of pneumococcal disease has been significantly reduced in European countries and elsewhere where Prevenar is routinely used, pneumococcal disease remains a serious threat to children in Europe as strains such as serotypes 19A and 6A are increasing in prevalence and frequently resistant to antibiotics," says Emilio Emini,

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  • We developed an anti-toxin against all seven 'serotypes' of botulinum toxin, "Dr Holley explained.

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  • I am not an expert but I have informed myself enough to know that there are 4 serotypes of the virus.

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  • In addition, Wyeth is now developing a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that targets additional serotypes.

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  • Since 2004, the invasive pneumococcal disease rate caused by nonvaccine serotypes has increased 140% compared with the prevaccine period.

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  • However, for Alaska Native children, there now exists a substantially elevated risk for IPD from serotypes not contained in PCV7.

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