Bacterial otitis media: a vaccine preventable disease?

  title={Bacterial otitis media: a vaccine preventable disease?},
  author={Allan Cripps and Diana C. Otczyk and Jennelle M. Kyd},
  volume={23 17-18},
Otitis media (OM) is the most common childhood illness for which medical advice is sought. Whilst the disease rarely results in death, there is a significant level of morbidity and economic burden on the community. Although the causes of OM are multifactoral, bacterial and viral infections are the single most important cause. Bacteria responsible for infections of the middle ear are predominantly, nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis… CONTINUE READING