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Disease: Pneumococcus

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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

Respiratory Viral and Pneumococcal Coinfection of the Respiratory Tract: Implications of Pneumococcal Vaccination

This article, published in Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, explores pneumococcal interactions with respiratory viruses and considers the potential role that the pneumococcal polysaccharide/protein conjugate vaccine may play in modifying …

Author: Moore DP, Dagan R, Madhi SA

Published: 2012

A Review of the Impact of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine (7-valent) on Pneumococcal Meningitis

This article, published in Advances in Therapy, reviews the impacts of 7-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (PCV7) on pneumococcal meningitis. The authors conclude that the results show PCV7 to have significant impact on …

Author: Tin Tin Htar M, Madhava H, Balmer P, Christopoulou D, Menegas D, Bonnet E

Published: 2013

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

The Roles of Pneumococcal Serotypes 1 and 5 in Pediatric Invasive Disease

A small number of serotypes are responsible for most invasive pneumococcal disease in children worldwide. Serotypes 1 and 5 were among the first pneumococcal serotypes to be identified, reflecting their great prominence as causes of disease in the …

Author: Hausdorff WP

Published: 2007

Safety, Immunogenicity and Efficacy of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in HIV-Infected Individuals

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, summarizes the available published data on the immunogenicity, safety, and efficacy of pneumococcal polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccines in HIV-infected children and adults.

Author: Nunes MC, Madhi SA

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

Serotype-Independent Pneumococcal Vaccines

This article, published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, discusses the most promising vaccine approaches for inducing serotype-independent immunity, including protein antigens, whole cell pneumococcal vaccines, and recombinant bacteria …

Author: Miyaji EN, Oliveira MLS, Carvalho E, Ho PL

Published: 2013

Software for National-Level Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment Management

The Cold Chain Equipment Manager (CCEM) is an inventory and planning tool that utilizes Microsoft Access–based software and analytic tools to help with data collection and analysis. Planning algorithms, data visualization, system modeling, and …

Author: University of Washington, PATH

Published: 2012

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 Art of New Vaccines: Research and Development

This document analyzes research and development activities for vaccines against infectious diseases of public health importance. Disease groups covered include diarrheal disease, sexually transmitted diseases, respiratory infections, bacterial …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

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

Streptococcus pneumoniae – A Review of Carriage, Infection, Serotype Replacement and Vaccination

This article, published in Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, provides an overview on pneumococcal carriage and risk factors for invasive pneumococcal disease, the rise of non-vaccine serotypes in the era of immunization with 7-valent pneumocccal …

Author: Mehr S, Wood N

Published: 2012

Streptococcus pneumoniae Comparative System

This website contains data from a PATH-sponsored study on sequencing the genomes of five geographically diverse Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates. The sequencing was performed by The Institute for Genome Research (TIGR, now known as the J. Craig …

Author: The Institute for Genomic Research

Published: 2008

Streptococcus pneumoniae Disease

This web page provides information on pneumococcal disease, including incidence, transmission, and surveillance.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Sustained Reductions in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in the Era of Conjugate Vaccine

This article, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, discusses a study examining invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) cases from 1998 to 2007 from eight sites across the United States to assess the impact of 7-valent …

Author: Pilishvili T, Lexau C, Farley MM, et al.

Published: 2010

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

TH17-Based Vaccine Design for Prevention of Streptococcus pneumoniae Colonization

This article, published in Cell Host & Microbe, gives an overview of preclinical research showing specific T cell antigens to be strong candidates for a protein subunit vaccine designed to prevent colonization of Streptococcus …

Author: Moffitt KL, Gierahn TM, Lu Y, et al.

Published: 2011

Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in an Urban Slum Community

This article, published in the Journal of Infection, discusses a study of pneumococcal carriage among residents of a slum community in Salvador, Brazil. Inhabitants of slum settlements represent a significant proportion of the population at …

Author: Reis JN, Palma T, Ribeiro GS, et al.

Published: 2008

Understanding the Pneumococcus: Transmission and Evolution

This article, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, examines the biology of the pneumococcus related to its transmission and evolution.

Author: Donkor ES

Published: 2013

Unprotected People Reports

This web page contains real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases, including compelling personal testimonies, remembrances, case reports, and newspaper articles.

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccination Against Pneumococcus in West Africa: Perspectives and Prospects

This article, published in the International Journal of General Medicine, provides epidemiological insights into pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in West Africa based on the prevailing pneumococcal serotypes in the subregion. The study covered …

Author: Donkor ES, Dayie NT, Badoe EV

Published: 2013

Vaccine Development Global Program

This website provides information about the work of PATH’s Vaccine Development Global Program to improve the health of people, especially infants and children living in low-income countries, by accelerating the development of vaccines …

Author: PATH

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