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WHO Stresses Value of Vaccine in Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer, a preventable sexually transmitted disease, kills an estimated 270,000 women each year, 85 percent of whom live in developing countries, the World Health Organization said. More than a half million women each year become infected with the human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, the U.N. agency said. Marleen Temmerman, director of the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, said that a safe, effective vaccine exists to stop the infection and that...

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