N V Govorukina

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BACKGROUND Between 1990 and 1996, more than 110,000 cases and 2900 deaths from diphtheria were reported in the Russian Federation. In 1994, because disease rates were high among children aged 7-10 years, the age of administration of the second booster dose of diphtheria vaccine was lowered from 9 years to 6 years, the age of school entry. To assess the(More)
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