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Group B Streptococcal Vaccine for Resource-Poor Countries

This article, published in The Lancet, discusses maternal immunization's potential to protect neonates from infectious diseases such as group B Streptococcus. Neonatal deaths, which mostly occur in resource-poor countries during the first week of life, constitute 41 percent of the 8.8 million deaths in children younger than five years of age worldwide. The author argues that group B streptococcal vaccines are uniquely suited to maternal immunization. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Shrag SJ

Published: 2011

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Citation: Shrag SJ. Group B Streptococcal Vaccine for Resource-Poor Countries. The Lancet. 2011;378(9785):11-12.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global