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The Burden of Childhood Pneumonia in the Developed World: A Review of the Literature

This article, published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, provides disease burden estimates of pneumonia incidence in the developed world in children under five years of age. Available estimates suggest that each year there are up to 2.6 million cases of pneumonia, 1.5 million hospitalizations, and around 3,000 deaths. The authors note that improved disease burden data on severe pneumonia could better inform policy decisions. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Madhi SA, Wals PD, Grijalva CG, et al.

Published: 2013

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Citation: Madhi SA, Wals PD, Grijalva CG, et al. The Burden of Childhood Pneumonia in the Developed World: A Review of the Literature. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2013;32(3):e119-e127.  

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia, North America and Europe, Oceania