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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

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Rotavirus Infection in Africa: Epidemiology, Burden of Disease, and Strain Diversity

This supplemental issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases illustrates the continued expansion of knowledge on rotavirus circulation, strain diversity, and disease patterns in Africa. The supplement contains articles on regional perspectives from …

Author: Steele AD, Armah GE, Page NA, Cunliffe NA, eds.

Published: 2010

Rotavirus Infections and Vaccines: Burden of Illness and Potential Impact of Vaccination

This article, published in Pediatric Drugs, reviews the current status of rotavirus disease burden and vaccination coverage and effectiveness in the developed and developing worlds. The authors conclude that a successful rotavirus vaccination …

Author: Grimwood K, Lambert SB, Milne RJ

Published: 2010

Rotavirus Overview

A web page from the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) containing information on rotavirus disease burden and WHO recommendations related to rotavirus disease and vaccines. IVR's mission is to guide, provide vision, enable, support, …

Author: World Health Organization

Rotavirus Resources

This web page provides a comprehensive list of links to various resources related to rotavirus. It includes resources on disease surveillance, use of rotavirus vaccines, and training modules for health care workers involved in rotavirus vaccine …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Rotavirus Surveillance Worldwide - 2009

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, presents data collected from 43 countries by the global surveillance network for rotavirus from January through December 2009. The data indicate that rotavirus disease is still a …

Author: World Heath Organization

Published: 2011

Rotavirus Surveillance--Worldwide, 2001-2008

Published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, this article presents an analysis of results from the World Health Organization rotavirus surveillance networks from 2001 to 2008. The data demonstrate the substantial burden of rotavirus diarrhea …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2008

Rotavirus Vaccination: Cost-Effectiveness and Impact on Child Mortality in Developing Countries

This article, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, aimed to project the uptake, health impact, and cost-effectiveness of introducing rotavirus vaccination in GAVI-eligible countries. The authors used a demand forecast model to predict …

Author: Atherly D, Dreibelbis R, Parashar UD, Levin C, Wecker J, Rheingans RD

Published: 2009

Routine Laboratory Testing Data for Surveillance of Rotavirus Hospitalizations to Evaluate the Impact of Vaccination

Researchers used laboratory and hospital data of children admitted to two US hospitals with acute gastroenteritis to assess the need for routine rotavirus testing and determine disease burden. Findings confirmed the need for continued surveillance …

Author: Patel MM, Tate JE, Selvarangan R, et al.

Published: 2007

Sentinel Site Surveillance of Japanese Encephalitis

These guidelines were developed to assist program managers considering the implementation of JE sentinel site surveillance.

Author: PATH

Published: 2006

Sentinel Surveillance for Japanese Encephalitis: Fact Sheet

This document outlines the rationale and summarizes considerations for sentinel surveillance of JE disease burden.

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

Sequelae of Epidemic Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa

This article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, reviews audiological and other long-term neurological sequelae in 157 cases and their controls 6 to 12 months after an epidemic of group A meningococcal …

Author: Smith AW, Bradley AK, Wall RA, et al.

Published: 1988

Serogroup W135 Meningococcal Disease, The Gambia, 2012

This article, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, reports on a 2012 outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 which occurred in The Gambia. The attack rate was highest among young children. The associated risk factors were male sex, …

Author: Hossain MJ, Roca A, Mackenzie GA, et al.

Published: 2013

Setting Research Priorities to Reduce Global Mortality From Childhood Diarrhea by 2015

To assist donors in understanding the potential of different research avenues to contribute to reducing the burden of disease and disability, the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) of the Global Forum for Health Research recently …

Author: Fontaine O, Kosek M, Bhatnagar S, et al.

Published: 2009

A Shigella Vaccine Against Prevalent Serotypes

This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, discusses the case for development of a pediatric vaccine against Shigella, which is a leading cause of diarrheal disease among children aged 12 to 59 months. The authors provide an analysis …

Author: Van de Verg LL, Venkatesan MM

Published: 2014

Special Report: 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases

This special report offers an overview of the proceedings at the 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from March 14 to 18, 2010. The meeting brought together pneumococcal experts from around …

Author: PATH, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts

Published: 2010

State of the World's Children 2008

The State of the World’s Children 2008 provides a wide-ranging assessment of the current state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children. It examines lessons learned in child health during the past few …

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2007

State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization, Third Edition

This report focuses on the major developments in vaccines and immunization since 2000. Part 1 examines the impact of immunization on efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals. It looks at the development and use of vaccines and the …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, World Bank

Published: 2009

Study of a Localized Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemic in Burkina Faso: Incidence, Carriage, and Immunity

To better understand localized meningococcal meningitis epidemics, the authors of this article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, evaluated a serogroup A epidemic in Burkina Faso by surveillance, carriage, and seroprevalence …

Author: Mueller JE, Yaro S, Njanpop-Lafourcade BM, et al.

Published: 2011

A Study of Deafness in West Africa

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, assessed profoundly deaf children from Nigeria in an attempt to identify the causes of deafness in this part of West Africa. The study found that measles, …

Author: Holborow C, Martinson F, Anger N

Published: 1982

A Study of Deafness in West Africa: The Gambian Hearing Health Project

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, reviews data collected from several studies conducted in The Gambia to discover the incidence and causes of severe to profound hearing loss. The data shows that …

Author: McPherson B, Holborow CA

Published: 1985

Surveillance for Encephalitis in Bangladesh: Preliminary Results

Published in Health Science and Bulletin, this paper summarizes data from an ongoing study to identify the incidence of JE infection among encephalitis cases at three hospitals in order to inform future plans for JE control through immunization.

Author: International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Published: 2004

Surveillance for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in CDC's Global Disease Detection Network: Epidemiology, Disease Burden and Clinical Characteristics

This supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases features articles on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) surveillance data through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Network . The 12 articles …

Author: Iwane MK, Garnon EC, Gerber SI, eds.

Published: 2013

Surveillance of Meningococcal Disease in Burkina Faso

This poster, presented at the 2008 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, displays the results of a study that gathered epidemiologic and laboratory data on meningitis cases in Burkina Faso, determined the causal pathogens of these …

Author: Badolo O, Tiendrebeogo E, Novak RT, et al.

Published: 2008

Survey of Rotavirus Surveillance, Laboratory Capacity and Disease Burden in the Eastern Part of the WHO European Region

This article, published in the journal Eurosurveillance, describes a survey conducted to determine country capacity for rotavirus surveillance and related activities, as well as intention to introduce rotavirus vaccines. The survey also identified …

Author: Williams CJ, Gray J, Pebody RG, Lobanov A

Published: 2008

Survival: The Struggle to Breathe

Part of the groundbreaking series on global health, Survival, this 45-minute documentary, filmed in the Philippines, focuses on the infections that lead to pneumonia. The film also highlights interventions to improve access to antibiotics …

Author: BBC World News and Rockhopper TV

Published: 2008

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