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Preventive use of common antibiotic reduces child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

20:00 EDT 24 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(University of California - San Francisco) Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five in a large randomized trial led by scientists at UC San Francisco. The finding could help speed progress toward the United Nations' goal of ending preventable child deaths by 2030.

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