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Simplified Antibiotic Treatment Strategy Could Save Thousands of Babies

One in five babies worldwide develops a severe bacterial infection, including pneumonia and sepsis, resulting in the death of an estimated 700,000 infants. New research shows that young infants can be safely and effectively treated in their community with a simplified antibiotic drug regimen. The World Health Organization recommends that infants who become severely ill with bacterial infections be treated with a series of antibiotic injections in the hospital.  But many parents...

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