The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease Among Latin American and Caribbean Children: Review of the Evidence

This article, published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, estimates the annual burden of pneumonia, meningitis, and acute otitis media caused by pneumococcus in children less than five years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean through a comprehensive review of data on pneumococcal disease incidence in the region. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Valenzuela MT, O'Loughlin R, De La Hoz F, et al.

Published: 2009

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    Citation: Valenzuela MT, O'Loughlin R, De La Hoz F, et al. The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease Among Latin American and Caribbean Children: Review of the Evidence. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2009;25(3):270-279.