Risk for Death among Children with Pneumonia, Afghanistan
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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.
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
Emerging Infectious Diseases 23(8), 1404-1408, 2017-08
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)