WHO To Revise Guidelines On Antibiotics For Infants After Studies Show Oral Administration Effective

New York Times: Oral Antibiotics Are Found to Save More Infant Lives
“…[R]esearchers have found that giving oral antibiotics to newborns in danger, a simpler protocol than the injectable antibiotics recommended by the World Health Organization, could save the lives of many of the 630,000 newborns who die each year. As a result of three large studies published in The Lancet and Lancet Global Health last week, the WHO will soon be revising its guidelines, Tarik Jasarevic, an organization spokesman said…” (McNeil, 4/6).

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