Prevention and treatment of Pneumococcal disease
Keywords: pneumococcal disease, prevention, treatment
AbstractPneumococcal disease has a worldwide mortality rate of around 1,6 million people annually. Infection with S. pneumoniae results in pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, bacteraemia and acute otitis media. The burden of pneumococcal diseases and increasing resistance to antibiotics is a reminder that prevention of pneumococcal disease through vaccination is becoming increasingly important, particularly in overcrowded communities with a high incidence of malnutrition.
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