Vaccine Approved for Child Infections

Vaccine Approved for Child Infections

By: Duff Wilson

The New York Times – February, 24 2010

“The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Prevnar 13, an expanded version of a vaccine to protect children against more forms of bacterial infections that can cause meningitis, pneumonia and other diseases.

The new vaccine protects against a virulent subtype called strain 19A, a growing threat.

Health officials say such infections cause a million deaths a year in developing countries and dozens of deaths in the United States…”

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