Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 27th, 2003
While this rate is much higher than would have been seen a decade ago, a new vaccine is reducing the presence of strains of the bacterium that can cause significant infection, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Overall, researchers found that 190 (26%) of the children tested were carrying a strain of S. pneumoniae, and further testing of 166 of the samples indicated that many were...
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