Association of Upper Respiratory Streptococcus pneumoniae Colonization with SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Adults

Scientists collected saliva specimens from working-age adults receiving SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing at outpatient clinics and via mobile community-outreach testing between. Following bacterial culture enrichment, they tested for pneumococci by qPCR targeting the lytA and piaB genes, and measured associations with SARS-CoV-2 infection via conditional logistic regression.
[Clinical infectious Diseases]
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