Table 1.

Serotypes and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of S. pneumoniae isolates used to test long-term viability on DE and CABS media

SerotypeNo. of isolates testedAntibiotic susceptibilitya
16Susceptible
2T
1CT
31Susceptible
57T
1P
64Susceptible
71CT
131Susceptible
1P
142Susceptible
2P
2PCT
1PTR
161PT
181Susceptible
19f2Susceptible
3P
23f1P
3PCT
2PCTR
  • a P, penicillin resistant; T, tetracycline resistant; C, chloramphenicol resistant; R, rifampin resistant. Susceptibility was based on National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards criteria for microtiter dilution (7).