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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

Total results with these characteristics: 270

Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, analyzed cerebrospinal fluid samples during the 2009 meningitis season in Niger, the largest epidemic observed in Niger since those of  to 1996 …

Author: Collard JM, Maman Z, Abani A, et al.

Published: 2011

MMV at a Glance

This document provides an overview of Medicines for Malaria Venture's activities and achievements.

Author: Medicines for Malaria Venture

Published: 2013

Modelling Meningococcal Meningitis in the African Meningitis Belt

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, used deterministic compartmental models to investigate how well simple model structures with seasonal forcing were able to qualitatively capture patterns of meningococcal …

Author: Irving TJ, Blyuss KB, Colijn C, Trotter CL

Published: 2012

Molecular Surveillance of Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews the data of meningococcal strains recovered from outbreaks and epidemics in the African meningitis belt, which can provides important insights on the biology and epidemiology of this pathogen. …

Author: Caugant DA, Nicolas P

Published: 2007

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publish Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an excellent source for up-to-date information on disease surveillance in the United States and globally.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

On a Multicenter Assessment of Rotavirus Disease in Europe

This editorial summarizes the characteristics of studies on rotavirus epidemiology and disease burden in Europe, published in a special supplement to the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Author: Matson D

Published: 2007

Outpatient Upper Respiratory Tract Viral Infections in Children With Malaria Symptoms in Western Kenya

This article, which appeared in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, describes a cross-sectional study conducted in Kenya’s Nyanza Province to investigate the burden of viral respiratory disease, including influenza, in …

Author: Waitumbi JN, Kuypers J, Anyona SB, et al.

Published: 2010

Pandemic Influenza in Africa, Lessons Learned From 1968: A Systematic Review of the Literature

This article, published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, reviews published data on pandemic influenza virus infection in Africa from January 1950 through August 2008, a time period covering the influenza A(H2N2) pandemic of 1957 and the …

Author: Ortiz JR, Lafond KE, Wong, TA, Uyeki TM

Published: 2011

Pandemic Planning Update VI: A Report from Secretary Michael O. Leavitt

This report provides an update on the US government's progress in energizing a national pandemic influenza preparedness movement over nearly three years. The report includes a timeline of pandemic preparedness events; monitoring and …

Author: US Department of Health and Human Services

Published: 2009

PATH's Japanese Encephalitis Project: Collaboration and Commitment to Protect Asia's Children

A final report on the focused efforts of PATH and its partners to provide technical support to JE-endemic countries to improve data for decision-making, advance the availability of an improved vaccine, introduce vaccine to immunization systems, and …

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

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

Persisting Consequences of Intestinal Infection

This issue of the Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph provides a summary of the discussions at an expert workshop hosted by the Old Herborn University Foundation in June 2013. The discussions were held to assess the experts' epidemiological and …

Author: Heidt PJ, Lang D, Riddle MS, Walker RI, Rusch V, eds.

Published: 2014

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

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characterization of Meningococcal Carriage and Disease Isolates in Burkina Faso After Mass Vaccination With a Serogroup A Conjugate Vaccine

The conjugate vaccine against serogroup A Neisseria meningitidis, MenAfriVac, was first introduced in mass vaccination campaigns of the 1- to 29-year-olds in Burkina Faso in 2010. This study, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, genetically …

Author: Kristiansen PA, Ba AK, Sanou I, et al.

Published: 2013

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

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

A chapter detailing hepatitis B disease and vaccines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention'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

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 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 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

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

The Polio Endgame

In 1988 the World Health Assembly initiated a global effort to eradicate poliovirus. Although there is still much distance to cover to eradicate the remaining wild polioviruses, recent progress has generated new confidence in the eradication effort. …

Author: Aylward B, Yamada T

Published: 2011

Potential Impact of Accelerating the Primary Dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Infants

This article, published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, estimates the potential effect of the acceleration of administration of the first dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine from two months to six weeks of age. The …

Author: Stancil JM, Peters TR, Givner LB, Poehling KA

Published: 2009