n South African Medical Journal - HPV vaccine : can we afford to hesitate? : correspondence
|Article Title||HPV vaccine : can we afford to hesitate? : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria, 3 University of Pretoria, 4 National Health Laboratory Service and 5 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
|Pages||522 - 523|
Cervical cancer, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, is highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. The estimated annual incidence of cervical cancer is 35/100 000 women, with 22.5/100 000 associated deaths. This is in stark contrast to the 6.6/100 000 cases and 2.7/100 000 deaths reported in developed countries such as the USA, where HPV vaccination has been available since 2006.
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