Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Estimated Hib and pneumococcal deaths for children under 5 years of age, 2008

Child mortality estimates due to Hib and pneumococcal infections

Proportion of all cause-child mortality under five due to Hib and pneumococcal infections, 2008

As of March 2012, the World Health Organization estimates that globally 199,000 (136,000 - 281,000) HIV negativ child deaths under five years of age occurred during 2008 due to Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and 476,000 (333,000 – 529,000) HIV negativ child deaths under five years of age occurred during 2008 due to pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae) infections. Estimation of cases and deaths by pathogen is summarized below. 2% of all cause-child mortality under five were due to Hib infections. 5% of all cause-child mortality under five were due to pneumococcal infections.

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1 December 2013 14:40 CET