Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 27th, 2006
Study 1: Investigators review recent developments in pertussis in an issue of the Lancet.
According to their review, "Pertussis causes nearly 300,000 deaths in children every year. Most deaths take place in developing countries, but the infection remains a priority everywhere. Pertussis vaccination protects infants and children against death and admission to hospital, but breakthrough disease in vaccinated people can happen."
"In high-mortality countries, the challenge is to improve timeliness and coverage of childhood vaccination and...
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