Influenza is a major contributor to childhood pneumonia in a tropical developing country.

@article{Brooks2010InfluenzaIA,
  title={Influenza is a major contributor to childhood pneumonia in a tropical developing country.},
  author={William L A Brooks and Doli Rani Goswami and Mustafizur Rahman and Kamrun Nahar and Alicia M. Fry and Amanda L. Balish and Nadia Iftekharuddin and Tasnim Azim and Xiyan Xu and Alexander Klimov and Joseph S. Bresee and Carolyn Bridges and Stephen B Luby},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={216-21}
}
BACKGROUND Pneumonia is the leading cause of child mortality worldwide. The role of influenza in childhood pneumonia in tropical developing countries is poorly understood. We undertook population-based surveillance among low-income urban preschool children to determine its role in childhood pneumonia. METHODS Longitudinal prospective active surveillance was conducted among randomly selected households in a poor urban area of Dhaka. Nasopharyngeal washes were collected from 1 in 5 children for… CONTINUE READING
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