Czech doctors last year registered 424 cases of invasive pneumococcal infections, the highest number in three years, according to figures by the National Institute of Public Health released on Wednesday. 69 people died of the infection last year. Experts say the rise has been caused by low immunization levels; in Prague, immunization levels in children have fallen below 50 percent. The sharpest increase has been registered with the 19A serotype which was last year contracted by 27 people, including four babies of up to 11 months of age.
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