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Burden of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children Aged 1 Month to 12 Years Living in South Asia

Worldwide, pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of mortality in children under five years of age [1]. Besides pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis are also amongst the top killers of children in the world [1]. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates have shown that more than 90% of all deaths due to pneumonia in children under the age of five occur in 40 countries.

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