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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

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Global Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews meningococcal disease epidemiology and its variability across geographic area and time. The review summarizes the current status of meningococcal disease epidemiology by region, but notes that …

Author: Harrison LH, Trotter CL, Ramsay ME

Publication date: 2009

Global Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine Efficacy

This article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, reviews outbreaks of meningococcal disease across the globe and the serotypes associated with these outbreaks. The author also discusses the different vaccines …

Author: Pollard AJ

Publication date: 2004

Global Illness and Deaths Caused by Rotavirus Disease in Children

This article, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, reports on an effort to estimate the global illness and deaths caused by rotavirus disease from 1986 to 2000. The authors found that, each year during that period, rotavirus caused …

Author: Parashar UD, Hummelman EG, Bresee JS, Miller MA, Glass RI

Publication date: 2003

Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS): A Mid-term Analysis of Progress in 50 Countries

Over 70 countries developed comprehensive Multi-Year Plans (cMYPs) for implementing the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) for the period 2006 to 2015. This paper, published in Health Policy and Planning, describes the outcomes of a …

Author: Kamara L, Lydon P, Bilous J, et al.

Publication date: 2013

Global Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Childhood Hospitalizations and Mortality From Diarrhea

This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, summarizes the impact of rotavirus vaccination on hospitalizations and deaths from rotavirus and all-cause acute gastroenteritis (AGE) during the first ten years since vaccine licensure, …

Author: Burnett E, Jonesteller CL, Tate JE, Yen C, Parashar UD

Publication date: 2017

The Global Meningococcal Initiative: Recommendations for Reducing the Global Burden of Meningococcal Disease

The Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI) is composed of an international group of scientists, clinicians, and public health officials that aim to promote the global prevention of invasive meningococcal disease through education and research. In …

Author: Harrison LH, Pelton SI, Wilder-Smith A, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United Nations …

Author: Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Global Polio Eradication Initiative IMB Meeting Reports

This web page provides links to quarterly reports by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which provides an assessment on progress in the detection and interruption of polio transmission worldwide. They …

Author: Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Global, Regional, and National Causes of Child Mortality in 2008: A Systematic Analysis

This article, published in The Lancet, reports new estimates for 2008 of the major causes of death in children younger than five years. The authors estimated proportional causes of death for 193 countries, and by application of these proportions to …

Author: Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, et al.

Publication date: 2010

Global, Regional, and National Disease Burden Estimates of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children in 2015: A Systematic Review and Modelling Study

This article, published in The Lancet, reports the results of a study estimating the global burden of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in young children, incorporating substantial new data from developing countries. The authors estimated that in …

Author: Shi T, McAllister DA, O’Brien KL, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Global, Regional, and National Estimates of Rotavirus Mortality in Children <5 Years of Age, 2000–2013

This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, provides updated global, regional, and national estimates for rotavirus mortality in children less than five years of age from 2000 to 2013. The authors used a multiple linear regression model …

Author: Tate JE, Burton AH, Boschi-Pinto C, Parashar UD

Publication date: 2016

Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP)—endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012—is a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to vaccines for people in all communities. The GVAP …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

A Global Vision for Meningitis by 2030 and an Action Plan to Get There

In May 2017, the Meningitis Research Foundation and the World Health Organization brought together over 50 global experts for a three-day meeting to shape a vision towards defeating meningitis and septicaemia by 2030. This report, building upon the …

Author: Meningitis Research Foundation

Publication date: 2017

Group B Strep (GBS)

This web page provides general information about group B Streptococcus (GBS), including resources for clinicians and pregnant women, information on surveillance efforts, prevention guidelines, and links to publications about GBS.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Group B Streptococcus Vaccine: State of the Art

This article, published in Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines, provides an overview of the burden of invasive disease caused by group B Streptococcus (GBS) in infants and adults, and highlights strategies for the development of an effective vaccine …

Author: Nuccitelli A, Rinaudo CD, Maione D

Publication date: 2015

Health Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in Developing Countries

This supplement of Clinical Infectious Diseases contains a collection of 20 articles describing the impact and effectiveness of routine rotavirus vaccination in developing countries. The data highlight the benefits of vaccination and should provide …

Author: Parashar UD, Tate JE, eds.

Publication date: 2016

High Disease Burden of Diarrhea Due to Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Among Rural Egyptian Infants and Young Children

Published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, this article examines the burden of diarrheal disease due to enterotoxigenic E. coli among rural Egyptian infants and young children, which has an incidence of 1.5 episodes per child per year and …

Author: Rao M, Abu-Elyazeed R, Savarino S, et al.

Publication date: 2003

High Rates of Enteric Fever Diagnosis and Lower Burden of Culture-Confirmed Disease in Peri-Urban and Rural Nepal

Existing data on enteric fever in South Asia is mostly derived from urban areas. This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, characterizes enteric disease diagnosis, treatment practices, and the true burden of enteric fever among …

Author: Andrews JR, Vaidya K, Bern C, et al.

Publication date: 2017

A History of Vaccines

This fact sheet on the history of vaccines gives a brief overview of disease rates before and after the development of vaccines.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

How Can Data Help Fight Disease?

This animated video explains the important role that data plays in fighting polio worldwide. Data about cases of polio, the size of an outbreak and the population affected, and information about vaccination programs can be collected and shared …

Author: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Publication date: 2016

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