Non-specific effects of standard measles vaccine at 4.5 and 9 months of age on childhood mortality: randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Aaby2010NonspecificEO,
  title={Non-specific effects of standard measles vaccine at 4.5 and 9 months of age on childhood mortality: randomised controlled trial},
  author={Peter Aaby and Ces{\'a}rio Lorenco Martins and M L Garly and Carlitos Bal{\'e} and Andreas Andersen and Amabelia Rodrigues and Henrik Ravn and Ida Marie Lisse and Christine Stabell Benn and Hilton C. Whittle},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine in a randomised trial whether a 25% difference in mortality exists between 4.5 months and 3 years of age for children given two standard doses of Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccines at 4.5 and 9 months of age compared with those given one dose of measles vaccine at 9 months of age (current policy). DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING The Bandim Health Project, Guinea-Bissau, which maintains a health and demographic surveillance system in an urban area… CONTINUE READING

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