U.K. report: Vaccines could help in superbug fight

A review of superbugs by the British government says that vaccines may play a role in combating the public health threat. More vaccinations would reduce infections, the report states, and in turn the need for widespread antibiotic use, which promotes superbug development. In the report, U.K. Treasury Minister Jim O'Neill highlighted pneumococcal conjugate vaccines as one class that could help in the fight, Reuters reports. He said that worldwide coverage with the vaccines could prevent 800,000 yearly deaths and 11 million days of antibiotic use for children. Report

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