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Vaccines, Ear Infections, Chinchillas, and a BandAid

Vaccines, Ear Infections, Chinchillas, and a BandAid


The title of this article offers an odd assortment of topics, but they are all connected and they do all relate to the broader topic of vaccines.

Answer this first question and the rest will quickly become clear.

We know which bacteria are responsible for most ear infections: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae.

1. Which of the following vaccines has NOT been shown to be of much value in reducing middle ear infections (acute otitis media [AOM]) in children?

A. Prevnar

B. Hib vaccines

C. Influenza vaccines

Answer, discussion, and next question>

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