Region: North America and Europe
Total results with these characteristics: 147
- Distribution of Rotavirus Genotypes in Europe, 2004-2005: The REVEAL Study
Rotavirus genotypes were identified in several European countries using ELISA tests, and investigators determined that G1–G4 and G9 genotypes were responsible for the majority of cases. Citing these results, the authors suggest that rotavirus …
Author: Van Damme P, Giaquinto C, Maxwell M, Todd P, Van der Wielen M
- Dynamic Models of Meningococcal Carriage, Disease, and the Impact of Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccination
The authors of this article, published in The American Journal of Epidemiology, use data on immunization with serogroup C meningococcal conjugate vaccines in England and Wales to develop and apply a mathematical model that investigates the …
Author: Trotter CL, Gay NJ, Edmunds WJ
- Early Thimerosal Exposure and Neuropsychological Outcome at 7 and 10 Years
Investigators assessed neurological outcomes by testing more than 1,000 children aged 7 to 10 years and determined that early exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines was not associated with deficits in neuropsychological functioning. …
Author: Thompson W, Price C, Goodson B, et al.
- Economic Evaluation of the Routine Childhood Immunization Program in the United States, 2009
This article, published in Pediatrics, presents an economic analysis of the US childhood immunization schedule. The study used population-based vaccination coverage, vaccine efficacy data, historical data on disease incidence before vaccination, and …
Author: Zhou F, Shefer A, Wenger J, et al.
- Effectiveness of Meningococcal Serogroup C Vaccine Programmes
Since the introduction of monovalent meningococcal serogroup C (MenC) glycoconjugate (MCC) vaccines and the implementation of national vaccination programs, the incidence of MenC disease has declined markedly as a result of effective short-term …
Author: Borrow R, Abad R, Trotter C, van der Kils FRM, Vazquez JA
- Effectiveness of Pentavalent and Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccines in Concurrent Use Among US Children <5 Years of Age, 2009–2011
This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, summarizes a study that assessed vaccine effectiveness of RotaTeq (RV5; 3 doses) and Rotarix (RV1; 2 doses) at reducing rotavirus acute gastroenteritis inpatient and emergency department (ED) …
Author: Payne DC, Boom JA, Staat MA, et al.
- Efficacy of Human Rotavirus Vaccine Against Rotavirus Gastroenteritis During the First 2 Years of Life in European Infants: Randomised, Double-Blind Controlled Study
This article, published in The Lancet, presents data that show high efficacy for GSK's Rotarix® administered with routine vaccines. Over two seasons, Rotarix® demonstrated 90 percent efficacy against severe rotavirus among European …
Author: Vesikari T, Karvonen A, Prymula R, et al.
- Efficacy of the HPV-16/18 AS04-Adjuvanted Vaccine Against Low-Risk HPV Types (PATRICIA Randomized Trial): An Unexpected Observation
This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, reports on a post hoc analysis of the Phase 3 PATRICIA (PApilloma TRIal against Cancer In young Adults) trial that was performed to ascertain whether protection against low-risk human …
Author: Szarewski A, Skinner SR, Garland SM, et al.
- Emergence of a Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans
This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes the findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A(H1N1) Virus Investigation Team from their assessment of the …
Author: Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Investigation Team
- An Epidemiologic Study of Altered Clinical Reactivity to Respiratory Syncytial (RS) Virus Infection in Children Previously Vaccinated With an Inactivated RS Virus Vaccine
This article, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, describes a study that evaluated altered clinical reactivity to a formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate administered to healthy infants and children …
Author: Kapikian AZ, Mitchell RH, Chanock RM, Shvedoff RA, Stewart CE
- Epidemiological Profile of Meningococcal Disease in the United States
Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, this article discusses the current epidemiological profile of meningococcal disease and the vaccines that are currently available in the United States. The article also outlines what would be required for a …
Author: Harrison LH
Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, these archives contain euro-specific disease surveillance information.
Author: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Evidence of Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain: Literature Review
This document provides a literature review of articles about evidence of vaccine freezing in the cold chain. The document is part of a series that describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and World Health Organization-recommended …
- Field Evaluation of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine and a Trivalent Parainfluenza Virus Vaccine in a Pediatric Population
This article, published the American Journal of Epidemiology, describes a field study conducted in California, United States, that evaluated two formalin inactivated respiratory virus vaccines, a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine and a …
Author: Chin J, Magoffin RL, Shearer LA, Schieble JH, Lennette EH
This website provides fact sheets, reports, articles, videos, and other resources about influenza symptoms, treatment, prevention, and vaccination.
Author: US Department of Health & Human Services
- Fragile Lives - Immunization at Risk
Hailed as "the greatest public health success story of all time," today childhood immunization faces obstacles never seen before. While immunization still saves three million young lives each year, millions more could be saved if there were enough …
Author: PATH, Barraclough Productions
- Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations in Older Children and Adults in the United States Before and After Implementation of Infant Rotavirus Vaccination
This article, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on a study that explored the indirect impact of rotavirus vaccines on older age groups. The authors assessed patterns of gastroenteritis hospitalizations among …
Author: Gastañaduy PA, Curns AT, Parashar UD, Lopman BA
- Getting Beyond Getting Ready for Pandemic Influenza
This US Congressional report provides an assessment of the US government's efforts under the Bush administration to conduct influenza pandemic preparedness activities. The report is based on Congressional hearings and meetings with public- …
Author: US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
- The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
This book provides an account the influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed at least 40 million people in less than a year. John Barry illustrates not only how this infectious disease spread, but also how it torn at the social fabric of the time …
Author: Barry JM
- Haemophilus influenzae Disease (Including Hib)
This user-friendly website provides extensive information about Haemophilus influenzae disease, including Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). It includes detailed information about the disease, surveillance, and vaccination, as well as links to …
Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Hospitalizations for Intussusception Before and After the Reintroduction of Rotavirus Vaccine in the United States
This article, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, reports on a study that examined hospital discharges for intussusception among infants in the United States before and after the introduction of RotaTeq® and …
Author: Zickafoose JS, Benneyworth BD, Riebschleger MP, Espinosa CM, Davis MM
- How to Manage Parents Unsure About Immunization
Guidance on addressing parents' concerns and educating them on the benefits of childhood immunization. From the Canadian Journal of CME.
Author: Halperin S
- HPV Vaccines and Cancer in the U.S.
This issue module provides access to the most recent research and information available on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine utilization, costs, and policies, with a specific focus on the United States. It provides overviews on cervical cancer, HPV …
Author: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
- Human Immunity to the Meningococcus: Development of Natural Immunity
This article, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, discusses a study in the United States that suggests that natural immunity to meningococcal disease is initiated, reinforced, and broadened by intermittent carriage of different …
Author: Goldschneider I, Gotschlich EC, Artenstein MS
- Human Immunity to the Meningococcus: The Effect of Immunization With Meningococcal Group C Polysaccharide on the Carrier State
This article, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, discusses a small-scale field trial that was carried out in United States military recruits to test the effect of immunization with meningococcal C polysaccharide upon the …
Author: Gotschlich EC, Goldschneider I, Artenstein MS