Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 19th, 2005
The authors believe the vaccine should be made available to children in Africa, where rates of severe invasive pneumococcal disease are up to 10 times higher than in industrialized countries. Their findings were published in the Lancet.
Pneumonia causes an estimated 19% of the 10 million childhood deaths worldwide annually. The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for up to half of all cases of...
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