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Empirical antibiotic cover for Listeria monocytogenes infection beyond the neonatal period: a time for change?

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  • Funding The BPSU meningitis study was supported by the Meningitis Research Foundation. We received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors for this analysis or the preparation of this manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval for the BPSU bacterial meningitis study was granted by the Cambridgeshire 2 Research Ethics Committee (reference 10/H0308/45), and permission was also granted to collect patient identifiable information by the National Information Governance Board (reference S251 Support PIAG 6-06(FT1)/2008). PHE has legal permission to collect data for infectious disease surveillance in England and Wales. For this study, all data were anonymised before analyses.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.