Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 19th, 1996
Tetanus is a leading cause of death for newborns worldwide. The campaign, which began in 1988, raised the percentage of pregnant Egyptian women receiving at least two doses of vaccine from 9 percent in 1987 to 73 percent in its first year, the CDC said.
Reported cases of neonatal tetanus declined from 6,554 in 1988 to 3,448 in 1989, the CDC said, but the districts with the highest rates before the program began still were reporting the most cases. From 1992 to 1994, efforts...
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