Neonatal tetanus (NNT) is a leading cause of neonatal mortality in developing countries and is frequently called'the silent epidemic'. It is endemic in over 90 countries throughout the world.
Incidence is often not known, obstructing cost-effective resource management for control measures.
In many developing countries NNT is responsible for one-half of the neonatal mortality and up to one-quarter of infant mortality.
Case-fatality rates (CFR) can, even with treatment, reach 80-90%. Operational tools for the rapid identification of NNT risk areas need to be developed for WHO's programme which calls for the elimination of NNT by 1995.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tétanos, Nouveau né, Evaluation, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Etude comparative, Méthodologie, Risque élevé, Mexique, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tetanus, Newborn, Evaluation, Incidence, Epidemiology, Comparative study, Methodology, High risk, Mexico, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Central America, America
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