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Pneumococcal vaccination in developing countries

Levine, Orin S., O'Brien, Katherine L., Knoll, Maria, Adegbola, Richard A., Black, Steven, Cherian, Thomas, Dagan, Ron, Goldblatt , David, Grange, Adenike, Greenwood, Brian, Hennessy, Tom, Klugman, Keith P., Madhi, Shabir A., Mulholland, E. Kim, Nohynek, Hanna, Santosham, M., Saha, Samir K., Scott, J. Anthony, Sow , Samba, Whitney, Cynthia G. and et al. (2006). Pneumococcal vaccination in developing countries. The Lancet,367(9526):1880-1882.

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Title Pneumococcal vaccination in developing countries
Author Levine, Orin S.
O'Brien, Katherine L.
Knoll, Maria
Adegbola, Richard A.
Black, Steven
Cherian, Thomas
Dagan, Ron
Goldblatt , David
Grange, Adenike
Greenwood, Brian
Hennessy, Tom
Klugman, Keith P.
Madhi, Shabir A.
Mulholland, E. Kim
Nohynek, Hanna
Santosham, M.
Saha, Samir K.
Scott, J. Anthony
Sow , Samba
Whitney, Cynthia G.
et al.
Journal Name The Lancet
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 367
Issue Number 9526
ISSN 0140-6736   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1880
End Page 1882
Total Pages 3
HERDC Category C4 - Journal Article - Letter or Note (internal)
Abstract WHO estimates that about 1·6 million people, including up to 1 million children under 5 years old, die every year of pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis.1 In populations with high child-mortality rates, pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of mortality and accounts for about 20–25% of all child deaths.2 In these populations, Streptococcus pneumoniae is identified consistently as the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, and pneumococcal bacteraemia is an important cause of child mortality. 3, 4 and 5 HIV infection increases risk for pneumococcal disease 20–40-fold, and antibiotic resistance makes treatment difficult and expensive. 6 Thus pneumococcal disease is a major global-health issue.
Keywords Child
Developing Countries
Health Services Accessibility
prevention & control
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