- Pediatric Annals
- August 2010 - Volume 39 · Issue 8: 490-496
Influenza virus is a major cause of illness among infants and children. Several ecological and population-based surveillance studies have described the excessive burden of influenzal disease in children in the United States and worldwide.1–6 This article discusses the effects of influenza immunization in infants and children..
Romina Libster, MD, is Pediatrician, INFANT Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Research Specialist, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program. Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, is Sarah H. Sell Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; and Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, Nashville, TN.
Dr. Libster has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Edwards has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: NexBio: Consultant; and Wyeth, Sanofi Pasteur, and Novartis: Research grant recipient.
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