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									Richard J. Sagall, MD, Editor                    Vol. 25, Numbers 9 & 10                    September/October 2009



 In This Issue...
                                              Global Immunizations Up
                                              Good news on the worldwide immunization front—more children are now
 Global Immunizations Up .... 1               being immunized than ever before. In 2008, an estimated 106 million
                                              infants received immunizations.
 Stinging Insects ..................... 1
                                              “This represents more than 2.5 million deaths prevented,” said Jon An-
 U.S. Children’s Health .......... 2          drus, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization. However,
                                              another 24 million infants do not receive all the recommended vaccina-
 Dental Anesthesia ................. 4        tions in their first year of life.
 Asthma Camp ....................... 6        The Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS), a program co-
 Reading OTC Labels ............. 7           sponsored the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, estimates
                                              that another two million child deaths could be prevented if the vaccina-
 Making Multiculturalism                      tion rate reaches 90% for 14 illnesses (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus,
                                              measles, polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, Hib disease, rubella, meningo-
   Meaningful...................... 8
                                              coccal disease, pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and, where applicable,
 The Risks of Having a                        Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever). The cost of reaching this goal
                                              is estimated to be around $30 per child.
    Premature Baby............. 10
 Ethical Aspects of                           The State of the World’s Vaccine and Immunization Report, 9/09
     Vaccination ................... 11
 Vitamin D and Diabetes ..... 12              Stinging Insects
 Pediatric Insider .................. 14
								
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