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Disease: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

Total results with these characteristics: 93

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Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Surveillance--African Region, 2002 to 2008

This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, analyzes data for 2002 to 2008 from the Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis (PBM) Surveillance Network, which collects information on laboratory-confirmed bacterial meningitis cases among …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2009

The Pink Book—Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

This book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to chapters on more general vaccine-related topics, it …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

The Pink Book—Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Haemophilus influenzae type b

A chapter detailing Hib disease and vaccines from the CDC's Pink Book, a standard reference on the epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

Pneumonia

This fact sheet provides an overview of the causes, means of transmission, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, prevention, and economic costs of pneumonia. Also outlined is the World Health Organization's action plan to prevent and treat pneumonia, …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report 2013

This report evaluates the 15 countries with the highest number of child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea and reports on their progress in implementing evidence-based interventions that are outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2013

Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World’s Poorest Children

This report focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhea—the two primary killers of children under the age of five. It includes a review of the current …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

Published: 2012

The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health Project: A 21st Century Childhood Pneumonia Etiology Study

This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, details the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project, which is a seven-country, standardized, comprehensive evaluation of the etiologic agents causing severe …

Author: Levine OS, O'Brien KL, Deloria-Knoll M, et al.

Published: 2012

Prevention and Control of Childhood Pneumonia

This special edition of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization focuses on the prevention and control of childhood pneumonia. It highlights research on the many aspects that drive this deadly disease and the progress now …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Prevention of Systemic Infections, Especially Meningitis, Caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b

This study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examines the impact of the Hib vaccine on public health and implications for other polysaccharide-based vaccines. The principles derived from the use of the Hib …

Author: Robbins JB, Schneerson R, Anderson P, Smith DH

Published: 1996

Procurement and Pricing of New Vaccines for Developing Countries

Several vaccines that have come to market, including the rotavirus, pneumococcal conjugate, and human papillomavirus vaccines, have the potential to bring large public health benefits to developing countries. This eight-page policy brief explains …

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Published: 2008

Progress Introducing Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine in Low-Income Countries, 2004-2008

This report, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, discusses the progress of Hib vaccine use, as well as the strategies and collaborative efforts that have contributed to an increase in the number of countries …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Progress Toward Introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b Vaccine in Low-Income Countries--Worldwide, 2004-2007

This report, from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, discusses the increased use of the Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine during 2004 through 2007.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2008

The Promise of Conjugate Vaccines for Africa

This article, published in Vaccine, emphasizes the importance of capsular polysaccharide vaccines for preventing disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae in Africa, reiterating that these vaccines have been proven safe …

Author: Kieny MP, LaForce FM

Published: 2007

Protecting Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines From Freeze Damage

This fact sheet describes how PATH developed a low-cost and straightforward technology for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted liquid vaccines from the irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Protecting the Herd: The Remarkable Effectiveness of the Bacterial Meningitis Polysaccharide-Protein Conjugate Vaccines in Altering Transmission Dynamics

The polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccines against the pathogens responsible for bacterial meningitis have demonstrated remarkable effectiveness, far beyond the predicted individual efficacy. Approximately half of the effectiveness of these …

Author: Stephens DS

Published: 2011

Protein Carriers of Conjugate Vaccines: Characteristics, Development and Clinical trials

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, discusses the conjugate vaccines for preventing infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Neisseria meningitidis. It specifically …

Author: Pichichero ME

Published: 2013

PubMed Searches: Hib

These pre-formatted PubMed searches will retrieve journal citations and available abstracts that address disease burden, vaccine efficacy and benefits, model programs and cost issues in Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Documents may be …

Author: Various

Rapid Disappearance of Haemophilus influenzae type b Meningitis After Routine Childhood Immunization with Conjugate Vaccines

This study, published in The Lancet, carried out a retrospective survey of the incidence of Hib meningitis over five decades in the Greater Helsinki area of Finland, where all children with bacterial meningitis are treated in one of three …

Author: Peltola H, Kilpi T, Anttila M

Published: 1992

The Rationale for Integrated Childhood Meningoencephalitis Surveillance: A Case Study From Cambodia

This paper, published in The Bulletin of the World Health Organization, provides an example of development of an integrated meningoencephalitis surveillance system in Cambodia and, on the basis of this case study, presents the rationale …

Author: Touch S, Grundy J, Hills S, et al.

Published: 2009

The Right Shot: Extending the Reach of Affordable and Adapted Vaccines

Lack of information on both the price and the different product characteristics of vaccines limits countries’ ability to operate affordable and effective immunization programs. This report aims to remedy some of the existing knowledge gaps by …

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières

Published: 2012

Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review

This article, published in Pediatrics, reviews the existing literature on the safety of routine vaccines recommended for children in the United States. The authors found evidence that some vaccines are associated with serious adverse events; …

Author: Maglione MA, Das L, Raaen L, et al.

Published: 2014

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

Summary of Vaccine Stability Data

These documents provide stability data as of November 2012 on commonly used, licensed vaccines and stability data as of May 2012 from available data on novel, investigational vaccine formulations. Data are sorted by vaccine in a table format in both …

Author: PATH, Working in Tandem Ltd.

Published: 2012

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

Temperature Sensitivity of Vaccines

This document addresses issues regarding potential exposure of temperature-sensitive vaccines to freezing temperatures and provides updated information on vaccine vial monitors, as well as a discussion of future advances in cold chain technology.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

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