Erik Bohler

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BACKGROUND Pneumococcal disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in young children in Nepal, and currently available pneumococcal conjugate vaccines offer moderate coverage of invasive disease isolates. METHODS A prevalence study of children aged 1.5 to 24 months in urban and rural Nepal was conducted. In the urban group, nasopharyngeal(More)
In a traditional, agricultural society in East Bhutan studies of infant and child mortality were carried out in 1984 and 1991. Mothers were interviewed regarding births during the preceding 5 years and deaths among these children. A significant fall in infant mortality rate (IMR) from 145 to 49 (P < 0.001) was found. In 1991, measles was almost eliminated(More)
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