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Dx-focused R&D promises policy revolution in pneumonia care

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Researchers at the US' John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are promising to radically update the diagnostic foundation of pneumonia care. The Baltimore, Maryland centre has been awarded grants totalling $43m to update the aetiology of the disease and its management. The central project, termed PERCH (Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health), will focus on paediatric pneumonia in the developing world, "using state-of-the-art diagnostics".

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