Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 2nd, 2002
"Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, and acute otitis media in children and adults worldwide," said T. Wuorimaa and H. Kayhty of the University of Helsinki. "The emergence of resistant strains necessitates the development of an effective vaccine with a large serotype coverage. "
Wuorimaa and Kayhty report that World Health Organization data reveal that each year pneumococcal pneumonia kills...
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