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well, duh...<a href="http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/rural/story/8831036p-8731689c.html" target="_blank">http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/rural...-8731689c.html</a><br><br>
In case this link wont' work:<br>
New illness surfaces as vaccine succeeds<br><br>
NATIVES: Village children suffer the most from new bacteria strains.<br><br>
By ROSEMARY SHINOHARA<br>
Anchorage Daily News<br><br>
Published: April 27, 2007<br>
Last Modified: April 27, 2007 at 01:28 AM<br><br>
A vaccine given since 2001 has nearly wiped out seven of the worst strains of pneumococcal disease among Alaska children. But different strains not covered by the vaccine are on the rise among Native children, says a report published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.<br>
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Non-Native Alaska children are not getting the new diseases at increased rates, .....<br><br>
The researchers don't know where the newly blossoming strains came from, and can only speculate as to why they are surfacing at increased rates just in Native children. One possibility is that the new strains may be more easily transmitted in small village houses than in urban housing, said Singleton. ......<br><br>
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The seven-strain vaccine, PCV7, resulted in a 96 percent decrease in these invasive pneumococcal diseases among Alaska children since 2004, the researchers' study showed. But strains not covered by the vaccine increased 140 percent in Native children compared with rates before the vaccine was used.<br><br>
In the Bethel region, this meant more children coming in with bacteria in the blood stream last year, said Dr. Mehran Mosley of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.....<br>
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I'm guessing you'll start seeing a big increase in the number of news stories like this as we get closer to the debut of the "new & improved" Prevnar.
 
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