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Pneumonia-Related Ills Chief Killer of Children

Reuters

Pneumonia and related respiratory infections have become the main cause of death among children under 5, killing 12,000 of them each day, a World Health Organization expert said Friday.

Dr. James Tulloch said at a news conference that children in developing countries are particularly vulnerable. About 4.3 million children in the Third World die from acute respiratory infections each year, he said.


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