Can Fireworks-Related Injuries to Children During Festivities be Prevented?(Original Articles) (Report)

Can Fireworks-Related Injuries to Children During Festivities be Prevented?(Original Articles) (Report)

In South Africa, fireworks are widely used on New Year’s Eve, the 5th of November (Guy Fawkes Day) and for Diwali celebrations (Festival of Lights) during October/November. Fireworks injury studies have found a high incidence among children. In Australia, (1) 88% of emergency department attendees with fireworks injuries were under 18 years of age. In […]

Multi-Center Surveillance for Pneumonia & Meningitis Among Children (2 Yr) for Hib Vaccine Probe Trial Preparation in India (Report)

Multi-Center Surveillance for Pneumonia & Meningitis Among Children (2 Yr) for Hib Vaccine Probe Trial Preparation in India (Report)

Introduction Haemophilus influenzae has long been recognised as a cause of serious infections (i.e., pneumonia and meningitis) and mortality in children less than 5 yr old. Prior to the introduction of H. influenzae type b (Hib) immunization, the incidence of invasive Hib infection was 20-50/100,000 children 5 yr of age in industrialized countries and higher […]