Study: Giving infants azithromycin at well visits does not improve mortality

Treating infants with azithromycin at well-child visits did not reduce mortality during a yearslong study in Burkina Faso, according to findings published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine.
It was the latest in a series of studies testing the effect of routine administration of antibiotics on childhood mortality, beginning with the MORDOR trial, which demonstrated that giving children azithromycin twice a year for 4 years reduced mortality by 14.5%.
The second phase of that trial showed that mass administration of azithromycin remained effective in the third year after

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