Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 30th, 2005
According to a study from Guinea-Bissau, "Several studies have suggested that routine childhood immunizations may have non-specific effects on mortality. To examine which disease categories might be affected, we investigated whether immunization status had an impact on the case fatality for hospitalized children. Between 1990 and 1996, the Bandim Health Project maintained a register of all children front the study area hospitalized at the pediatric ward of the central hospital in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. The study included 2,079 hospitalized...
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