LRTI rates fall by 30% in Indigenous infants but still a long way to go

Bacterial pneumonia hospitalisations in Indigenous infants in the NT have decreased by 30% in recent years thanks to  pneumococcal 13-valent immunisation (PCV13), a new study shows. Rates of bacterial acute lower respiratory tract infections in infants have shown a significant decline across the eras of 7-valent PCV (2005-2007), 10-valent and 13-valent PCV (after 2011), according ...

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