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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

Published: 2007

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

Published: 2005

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.

Published: 2007

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.

Published: 2014

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

Published: 2013

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.

Published: 2013

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.

Published: 2007

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.

Published: 2013

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

Published: 2009

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

Published: 1969

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

Published: 2010

Eurosurveillance

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 …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

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

Published: 1969

FLU.gov

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

Published: 2004

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

Published: 2013

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

Published: 2009

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

Published: 2004

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

Published: 2012

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

Published: 2000

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

Published: 2012

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

Published: 1969

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

Published: 1969

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