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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

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Clones of Neisseria meningitidis Strains in Mali

This article, published in Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, provides an overview of a cross-sectional, descriptive study to identify strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from 2005 to 2007 in Mali. Neisseria meningitidis appeared in 144 …

Author: Guindo I, Coulibaly A, Dao S, et al.

Publication date: 2010

A Cohort Study to Assess the New WHO Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance Standards

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, researchers evaluated the clinical case definition of acute encephalitis syndrome, which the standards use for identification of JE patients, to determine its sensitivity and specificity.

Author: Solomon T, Thao TT, Lewthwaite P, et al.

Publication date: 2008

Combatting Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story

This case study details Nepal’s successful efforts—despite several challenges—against Japanese encephalitis (JE), from establishing disease surveillance to a robust routine JE immunization program.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Combination Vaccines Against Diarrheal Diseases

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, outlines the need for the development of affordable and effective combination vaccines against diarrheal diseases. Despite the well-documented global burden of diarrheal diseases, …

Author: Venkatesan MM, Van de Verg LL

Publication date: 2015

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed - Progress Report 2012

"A Promised Renewed" is a wide-ranging and ambitious initiative that seeks to unite a number of partners around the goal of ending preventable child deaths. This first annual progress report on child survival aims to stimulate public dialogue and …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Publication date: 2012

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed—Progress Report 2013

The annual number of deaths of children under five years of age fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. But much faster progress is needed to reduce preventable diseases that cause child mortality. This report follows the 2012 …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Publication date: 2013

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed—Progress Report 2014

This report follows the 2013 progress report on the "A Promise Renewed" initiative, and is intended to track progress on child survival and promote accountability for global commitments made to children. It includes: levels and trends in under-five …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2014

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed—Progress Report 2015

This report follows the 2014 progress report on the “A Promise Renewed” initiative, and is intended to track progress on child survival and promote accountability for global commitments made to children. It features updates and analyses of …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2015

Comparative Evaluation of the Potential Impact of Rotavirus Versus HPV Vaccination in GAVI-Eligible Countries: A Preliminary Analysis Focused on the Relative Disease Burden

This article, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, reports on a study that aimed to provide early insight into how the comparative impact of different new vaccines could be assessed in resource-poor settings with respect to affordability, …

Author: Kim SY, Sweet S, Chang J, Goldie SJ

Publication date: 2011

Confirmation of Japanese Encephalitis as an Endemic Human Disease Through Sentinel Surveillance in Indonesia

Japanese encephalitis (JE) results in significant mortality and disability in children in Asia. In Indonesia, despite recognition of JE virus transmission, reports of human disease have been few and from limited geographic areas. Hospital-based …

Author: Ompusunggu S, Hills S, Sembiring Maha M, et al.

Publication date: 2008

Conjugate Vaccine Introduction in the African Meningitis Belt: Meeting Surveillance Objectives

This article, published in Tropical Medicine & International Health, asserts that surveillance systems and techniques for diagnosing bacterial meningitis and pneumococcal disease in the African meningitis belt have improved greatly over the …

Author: Mueller JE

Publication date: 2013

Considerations for a Phase III Trial to Evaluate a Group B Streptococcus Polysaccharide-Protein Conjugate Vaccine in Pregnant Women for the Prevention of Early- and Late-Onset Invasive Disease in Young Infants

This article, published in Vaccine, discusses the global disease burden of group B Streptococcus (GBS) and strategies to combat the disease. The authors argue that vaccination is a promising strategy, particularly in low-income countries where …

Author: Madhi SA, Dangor Z, Heath PT, et al.

Publication date: 2013

Control of Japanese Encephalitis in Asia: The Time is Now

This editorial, published in Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, discusses recent progress in the development and availability of improved Japanese encephalitis vaccines to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease. ABSTRACT …

Author: Hills S, Martin R, Marfin A, Fischer M

Publication date: 2014

Coordinated Surveillance and Detection of Pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Disease in Developing Countries

This supplemental issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases provides numerous articles on the surveillance and detection of pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in developing countries. Topics include progress and challenges in disease …

Author: Black S, Knoll MD, eds.

Publication date: 2009

The Cost and Public Health Burden of Invasive Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks: A Systematic Review

Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious disease with a rapid onset, high mortality rate, and risk of long-term complications. The authors of this article, published in Pharmacoeconomics, systematically reviewed the literature on the costs …

Author: Anonychuk A, Woo G, Vyse A, Demarteau N, Tricco AC

Publication date: 2013

Cost-Effectiveness of a Potential Group B Streptococcal Vaccine Program for Pregnant Women in South Africa

No licensed vaccine for group B Streptococcus (GBS) currently exists, but a polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine candidate is currently in trials. This article, published in Vaccine, reports the results of a study that evaluated the potential …

Author: Kim S-Y, Russell LB, Park J, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Cost-Effectiveness of Childhood Rotavirus Vaccination in Taiwan

This paper, published in the journal Vaccine, investigates whether routine infant immunization with either currently licensed rotavirus vaccine could be cost-effective in Taiwan. The authors modeled specific disease outcomes …

Author: Wu CL, Yang YC, Huang LM, Chen KT

Publication date: 2009

Cost-effectiveness of Conjugate Meningococcal Vaccination Strategies in the United States

This article, published in the journal Pediatrics, discusses a study to evaluate and compare the projected health and economic impact of meningococcal conjugate A/C/Y/W-135 (MCV-4) vaccination of adolescents, toddlers, and infants in the United …

Author: Shepard CW, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Scott RD 2nd, Rosenstein NE; ABCs Team

Publication date: 2005

Cost-Effectiveness of Introducing a Rotavirus Vaccine in Developing Countries: The Case of Mexico

This study, published in BMC Infectious Diseases, developed a model to compare the cost and disease burden of rotavirus in unvaccinated children in Mexico. The study determined that it would be highly cost-effective to include rotavirus vaccine …

Author: Valencia-Mendoza A, Bertozzi SM, Gutierrez JP, Itzler R

Publication date: 2008

Creating a Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance System in Vietnam

This document provides details on PATH's partnership with the National Expanded Program on Immunization in Vietnam to enhance surveillance of JE disease and inform future immunization program planning.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2007

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