… and Merseyside ..BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7060.820 (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:820
- K D Allen, Consultant microbiologist,
- J J Anson, Senior registrar
- Medical Microbiology, Whiston Hospital, Prescot L35 5DR
EDITOR,—Alan P Johnson and colleagues report that the prevalence of resistance to penicillin in pneumococci was 3.9% in Britain in 1995.1 In some areas, however, the prevalence is higher than this.
In 1995, 60 (7.5%) of 798 of our pneumococcal isolates were resistant to penicillin. Forty one isolates …