Risk for Death among Children with Pneumonia, Afghanistan

Zabihullah, R; Dhoubhadel, BG; Rauf, FA; Shafiq, SA; Suzuki, M; Watanabe, K; Yoshida, LM; Yasunami, M; Zabihullah, S; Parry, CM; Mirwais, R; Ariyoshi, K; (2017) Risk for Death among Children with Pneumonia, Afghanistan. Emerging infectious diseases, 23 (8). pp. 1404-1408. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2308.151550

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In Afghanistan, childhood deaths from pneumonia are high. Among 639 children at 1 hospital, the case-fatality rate was 12.1%, and 46.8% of pneumococcal serotypes detected were covered by the 13-valent vaccine. Most deaths occurred within 2 days of hospitalization; newborns and malnourished children were at risk. Vaccination could reduce pneumonia and deaths.

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
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PubMed ID: 28726625
Web of Science ID: 405673200028
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4347046


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