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group B Streptococcus

Objective:

Decrease the incidence of invasive early-onset group B streptococcal disease to 0.25 cases per 1,000 live births

Baseline:

0.28 cases per 1,000 live births in 2008

Status:

0.24 cases per 1,000 live births in 2012; 0.19 cases/1,000 live births in whites and 0.28 cases/1,000 live births in blacks in 2012

Haemophilus influenzae

Objective:

Decrease the incidence of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b disease to 0.27 cases per 100,000 children less than 5 years of age

Baseline:

0.3 cases per 100,000 in 2008

Status:

1.7 cases per 100,000 in 2012; 0.20 cases per 100,00 < 5 year olds in 2012

Meningococcal Disease

Objective:

Reduce the overall incidence of meningococcal disease to 0.3 case per 100,000

Baseline:

0.34 cases per 100,000 in 2004-2008

Status:

0.15 cases per 100,000 in 2012

Pneumococcal Infections

Objective:

Decrease the incidence of invasive pneumococcal infections to 12 cases per 100,000 in persons less than five years and to 31 cases per 100,000 in persons aged 65 and older

Baseline:

76 cases per 100,000 less than 5 years in 1997; 62 cases per 100,000 aged 65 and older in 1997

Status:

9.0 cases per 100,000 less than 5 years in 2012; 30 cases per 100,000 aged 65 and older in 2012

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