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Bacterial bloodstream infections: early diagnosis and treatment are essential

While most patients who are hospitalized with fevers have viral infections, some have bacterial bloodstream infections that should be treated with the appropriate antibiotic agents. In India, as in other developing countries, access to laboratory analysis can be limited, and few studies have examined the incidence of community-acquired bacterial bloodstream… 

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Zinc reduces treatment failure in children experiencing serious bacterial infections

Of the more than 1 million infant deaths that occur each year in India, more than 25% are associated with serious bacterial infections, including pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis. Zinc deficiency has been linked to higher rates of infection and is a common problem for Indian children, particularly during their first… 

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