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Disease resurgence threatens success of pneumococcal vaccine

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:927

The native children of Alaska have always been vulnerable to pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis, despite the apparent success of a heptavalent childhood vaccine introduced in 2001. The vaccine all but wiped out invasive disease caused by seven …

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