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Disease: Pneumococcus

Total results with these characteristics: 196

Pediatric Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in the United States in the Era of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines

This article, published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, discusses the epidemiology of serious and invasive pneumococcal infections in the United States in the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era and reviews some of the pneumococcal vaccines that …

Author: Tan TQ

Published: 2012

The Pharmacoeconomics of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in Latin America

This article, published in Vaccine, aims to provide a framework for the global evaluation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines by reviewing the pharmacoeconomic perspective in Latin America, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses, while also …

Author: Giglio N, Micone P, Gentile A

Published: 2011

Physical Characterization and Formulation Development of a Recombinant Pneumolysoid Protein-Based Pneumococcal Vaccine

Pneumolysin is a protein toxin produced by virtually all invasive strains of S. pneumoniae and is considered an important virulence factor. It is immunogenic and has the potential to be a new vaccine antigen offering broad serotype-independent …

Author: Hu L, Joshi SB, Liyanage MR, et al.

Published: 2013

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: Pneumococcal Disease

This standard reference is frequently updated with the latest information on vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012


Through the PneumoACTION website, the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University offers a vast array of resources about pneumococcal disease, financing options for vaccines and immunization, and pneumococcal vaccines. …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Pneumococcal AMC

This section on the GAVI Alliance's website provides information about the pilot pneumococcal Advance Market Commitment (AMC), which is an innovative funding mechanism. It incentivizes vaccine makers to produce suitable and affordable vaccines for …

Author: GAVI Alliance

Pneumococcal Capsular Polysaccharides Conjugated to Protein D for Prevention of Acute Otitis Media Caused by Both Streptococcus pneumoniae and Non-typable Haemophilus influenzae: A Randomised Double-Blind Efficacy Study

Published in The Lancet, this study assessed the efficacy of a novel vaccine that contained polysaccharides from 11 different Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes each conjugated to Haemophilus influenzae-derived protein D in prevention of acute …

Author: Prymula R, Peeters P, Chrobok V, et al.

Published: 2006

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Childhood Immunization - WHO Position Paper

This article, published in Weekly Epidemiological Record, is a summary of pneumococcal disease and its burden, as well as the official World Health Organization (WHO) position on use of conjugate vaccines in a global context. In 2012, the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Prevnar; PNCRM7): A Review of Its Use in the Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection

Published in the journal Pediatric Drugs, this article reviews data from trials using the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to determine the vaccine's ability to reduce and/or prevent Streptococcus pneumoniae infection. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users …

Author: Darkes M, Plosker G

Published: 2002

Pneumococcal Disease

This web page provides an overview of pneumococcal disease and vaccines against it. This page also provides links to World Health Organization (WHO) position papers on the disease and other related WHO resources.

Author: World Health Organization

Pneumococcal Disease Manifestation in Children Before and After Vaccination: What's New?

This article, published in Vaccine, asserts that contrary to the common belief held by many pediatricians, the most important pneumococcal infections are of the respiratory tract and not invasive diseases. The authors explain that development …

Author: Andrade AL, Toscano CM, Minamisava R, Costa PS, Andrade JG

Published: 2011

Pneumococcal Genome Sequencing Tracks a Vaccine Escape Variant Formed Through a Multi-Fragment Recombination Event

This article, published in Nature Genetics, describes a study using array-based sequencing of 62 isolates from a US national monitoring program to study five independent instances of vaccine escape recombination. The study observations clarify the …

Author: Golubchik T, Brueggemann AB, Street T, et al.

Published: 2012

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV): CDC Answers Your Questions

This fact sheet provides information for healthcare professionals on the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, including vaccination recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Author: Immunization Action Coaltion

Published: 2011

Pneumococcal Vaccination

This web page offers descriptions of pneumococcal disease and vaccines, links to resources, frequently asked questions, and other related information.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pneumococcal Vaccines: WHO Position Paper - 2012

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes the World Health Organization's (WHO's) recommendations on pneumococcal vaccines and related issues, including disease surveillance, epidemiology, and studies to evaluate …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012


This article, published in Medical Clinics of North America, summarizes the risk factors, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of the spectrum of disease caused by pneumococcus with particular emphasis on antibiotic resistance as well as …

Author: Ash SY, Sheffield JV

Published: 2013


This web page provides information on pneumonia, including links to general and technical information on the disease and pneumococcal vaccines as well as related World Health Organization programs and activities.

Author: World Health Organization


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

Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health

The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study will characterize the etiologic distribution of pathogens that are causing severe pneumonia among children under five years of age who have been hospitalized for their illness in seven …

Author: Feikin DR, Deloria-Knoll M, Murdoch DR, eds.

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

Population-Based Impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Young Children

Published in the journal Pediatrics, this study aims to determine the population impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) on pneumococcal-related diseases, including pneumonia and otitis media by measuring annual rates of medical visits for …

Author: Poehling K, Lafleur BJ, Szilagyi PG, et al.

Published: 2004

Post-licensure Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Seven-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, this study evaluates the impact of the introduction and routine use of seven valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease within the …

Author: Black S, Shinefield HR, Hansen J, et al.

Published: 2001