Pneumonia Bacteria Evolve To Evade Vaccine

Pneumonia Bacteria Evolve To Evade Vaccine

Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis in children trade bits of their genome with other bacteria to evade vaccines, a study published this weekend reports.
  
The findings show how quickly deadly bacteria can disguise themselves, and how difficult it is for medicine to keep up.
  
Researchers believe bacteria-caused diseases kill more than a million young children each year worldwide.
  
The study is in the current issue of "Nature Genetics."

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