New approaches to neonatal sepsis needed and screening adolescents for alcohol problems
Neonatal sepsis is caused by invasion of the bloodstream by bacteria in the first month of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 million deaths per year (10% of all under-five mortality) are due to neonatal sepsis and that 42% of these deaths occur in the first week of life. There are wide disparities in the care of neonatal sepsis across countries, say the authors.
Edmond K, Zaidi A (2010) New Approaches to Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Neonatal Sepsis. PLoS Med 7(3): e1000213. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000213
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