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2010-03-04 08:27:47

A clinical trial of a vaccine against a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis has shown that it can prevent three out of four cases of re-infection in HIV-infected adults in Africa.

2010-02-24 10:14:00

Successor to Prevnar is intended for infants, young children SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Prevnar 13, a pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine for infants and young children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

2010-02-23 09:10:30

The pneumococcal vaccine for infants and children introduced in 2000 caused a precipitous drop in infections until 2005, when serious illnesses began to rise again, especially infections caused by a strain of the pneumococcal bacteria called 19A, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a report in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics.

2010-02-01 12:10:00

PATH supports FDA advancement of a key step in vaccine development SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

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2009-11-02 12:20:00

On Monday, the UN released an outlined plan that would cost $39 billion to save 5.3 million children from dying of pneumonia worldwide.

2009-10-19 13:44:40

A study published in The Cochrane Review this month concludes that pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV), already known to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and x-ray defined pneumonia, was also effective against child deaths.

2009-09-30 14:23:27

Many people who have died of H1N1 influenza in the United States had other bacterial infections that likely contributed to their deaths, health officials say.


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