VoICE Immunization Evidence: Growth, Development, and Nutrition
Vaccine-preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea can predispose children to further infections.
Key Evidence: In a recent review of data from developing countries, researchers found that episodes of diarrhea may predispose undernourished children to pneumonia.
Schlaudecker, E.P., Steinhoff, M.C. and Moore, S.R. 2011. Interactions of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition in childhood: recent evidence from developing countries. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 24:496-502.