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n South African Medical Journal - HPV vaccine : can we afford to hesitate? : correspondence

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Abstract

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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2014-08-01
2016-12-03
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