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Colds and flu

22 April 2010

Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids

These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

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Immunizations with the PCV7 vaccine is now recommended for all children before the age of 2.

 

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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