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Strategies for Safe Injections

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the article is a discussion of the implications of using sterilizable versus disposible injection equipment. Abstract also available in French.

Author: Battersby A, Feilden R, Stoeckel P, et al.

Publication date: 1999

Strategies for the "Decade of Vaccines"

This issue of Health Affairs covers a variety of strategies for the "Decade of Vaccines." The articles included in the issue cover topics such as the business and economic benefits of vaccines, the moral case for vaccination, the importance of equal …

Author: Dentzer S, ed.

Publication date: 2011

Strengthening Maternal Immunisation to Improve the Health of Mothers and Infants

Innovative approaches to maternal immunization have the potential to decrease serious morbidity and mortality not only in the mother, but also in the baby who is not yet able to immunologically respond to most vaccines. This article, published in …

Author: Abramson JS, Mason E

Publication date: 2016

Strengthening Routine Immunization Systems to Improve Global Vaccination Coverage

This article, published in the British Medical Bulletin, outlines the components of a successful routine immunization system, the path towards improving existing immunization program infrastructure, and the socioeconomic effects of incomplete …

Author: Sodha SV, Dietz V

Publication date: 2015

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

Publication date: 2012

Structural Basis for Immunization With Postfusion Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fusion F Glycoprotein (RSV F) to Elicit High Neutralizing Antibody Titers

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidates based on a chief RSV neutralization antigen, the fusion (F) glycoprotein, have foundered due to problems with stability, purity, reproducibility, and potency. The authors of this article, …

Author: Swanson KA, Settembre EC, Shaw CA, et al.

Publication date: 2011

Study of a Localized Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemic in Burkina Faso: Incidence, Carriage, and Immunity

To better understand localized meningococcal meningitis epidemics, the authors of this article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, evaluated a serogroup A epidemic in Burkina Faso by surveillance, carriage, and seroprevalence …

Author: Mueller JE, Yaro S, Njanpop-Lafourcade BM, et al.

Publication date: 2011

A Study of Deafness in West Africa

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, assessed profoundly deaf children from Nigeria in an attempt to identify the causes of deafness in this part of West Africa. The study found that measles, …

Author: Holborow C, Martinson F, Anger N

Publication date: 1982

A Study of Deafness in West Africa: The Gambian Hearing Health Project

This article, published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, reviews data collected from several studies conducted in The Gambia to discover the incidence and causes of severe to profound hearing loss. The data shows that …

Author: McPherson B, Holborow CA

Publication date: 1985

A Study of Different Buffers to Maximize Viability of an Oral Shigella Vaccine

Live, oral vaccines against bacterial causes of diarrhea have to be formulated and administered in a way that protects them from the harsh acidic gastric environment. However, little work has been done to evaluate the volume of buffer needed to …

Author: Chandrasekaran L, Lal M, Van De Verg LL, Venkatesan MM

Publication date: 2015

Substantial Decline in Vaccine-Type Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Among Vaccinated Young Women During the First 8 Years After HPV Vaccine Introduction in a Community

This article, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, reports on a series of three short-term surveillance studies that examined the epidemiological impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction over time. Specifically, the authors …

Author: Kahn JA, Widdice LE, Ding L, et al.

Publication date: 2016

Subunit Influenza Vaccines Produced From Cell Culture or in Embryonated Chicken Eggs: Comparison of Safety, Reactogenicity, and Immunogenicity

This study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, assessed the safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of an injectable cell culture-derived influenza vaccine, compared with those of an injectable egg-based trivalent inactivated …

Author: Reisinger KS, Block SL, Izu A, Groth N, Holmes SJ

Publication date: 2009

Surveillance for Encephalitis in Bangladesh: Preliminary Results

Published in Health Science and Bulletin, this paper summarizes data from an ongoing study to identify the incidence of JE infection among encephalitis cases at three hospitals in order to inform future plans for JE control through immunization.

Author: International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Publication date: 2004

Surveillance for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in CDC's Global Disease Detection Network: Epidemiology, Disease Burden and Clinical Characteristics

This supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases features articles on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) surveillance data through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Network . The 12 articles …

Author: Iwane MK, Garnon EC, Gerber SI, eds.

Publication date: 2013

Survey of Distribution of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Doses in 201 Countries (2004–2015): The 2003 World Health Assembly Resolution on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage and the 2009 Influenza Pandemic Have Had Very Little Impact on Improving Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness

This article, published in Vaccine, assesses progress made toward the 2003 World Health Assembly (WHA) vaccination coverage target for influenza vaccines. Because there is no international monitoring system for influenza vaccination …

Author: Palache A, Abelin A, Hollingsworth R, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Survey of Rotavirus Surveillance, Laboratory Capacity and Disease Burden in the Eastern Part of the WHO European Region

This article, published in the journal Eurosurveillance, describes a survey conducted to determine country capacity for rotavirus surveillance and related activities, as well as intention to introduce rotavirus vaccines. The survey also identified …

Author: Williams CJ, Gray J, Pebody RG, Lobanov A

Publication date: 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.

Publication date: 2010

Systematic Review: Impact of Meningococcal Vaccination on Pharyngeal Carriage of Meningococci

This article, published in Tropical Medicine and International Health, investigates the effect of meningococcal vaccines on pharyngeal carriage of meningococci through a systematic review. The review determines that only a few well-designed trials …

Author: Dellicour S, Greenwood B

Publication date: 2007

Systematic Review of Regional and Temporal Trends in Global Rotavirus Strain Diversity in the Pre-Rotavirus Vaccine Era: Insights for Understanding the Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination Programs

The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, provide comprehensive information on rotavirus strain surveillance in the pre-rotavirus vaccine era. This information was gathered by systematically reviewing rotavirus genotyping studies spanning a …

Author: Bányai K, László B, Duque J, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Systematic Review of Studies on Rotavirus Disease Cost-of-Illness and Productivity Loss in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article, published in Vaccine, provides a review of studies on costs due to rotavirus infection in Latin America and Caribbean region, considering their methods and results. The authors found that the most commonly observed methods for cost …

Author: Takemoto ML, Bahia L, Toscano CM, Araujo DV

Publication date: 2013

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