Death Rates Are Falling for Children Under 5 Years Old

A data breakdown of the causes of child mortality in the developing world.

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You wouldn’t expect a science blog post entitled “What Kills Little Kids?” to inspire hope. However, the PLOS post, authored by tropical disease expert Peter Hotez and postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Herricks and examining infectious diseases most responsible for young children’s deaths, has an unexpected upside.

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