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Global Community Needs To Develop, Deliver Vaccines, Treatments To Prevent Under-5 Mortality

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: What Kills Little Kids?
Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Jennifer Herricks of the National School of Tropical Medicine discuss recently released global mortality data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) showing nearly one-half of under-five mortality was due to infectious diseases. They conclude, “These new data on childhood deaths provide a sobering reminder of our need to develop and deliver new vaccines and other life-saving interventions” (2/24).

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