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23-valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine - WHO Position Paper

This report, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, provides essential background information on pneumococcal disease and gives the current World Health Organization position concerning the use of the 23-valent …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Addition of History of Intussusception as a Contraindication for Rotavirus Vaccination

This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, reports on the revision that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved for the prescribing information and patient labeling for rotavirus vaccines manufactured by …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2011

Addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a Contraindication for Administration of Rotavirus Vaccine

In response to reported cases of vaccine-acquired rotavirus infection in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) following rotavirus vaccine administration, both Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals have revised …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2010

Ask the Experts: Update on the Safety of Rotavirus Vaccines

This article, published by the American Pharmacists Association, addresses the safety of rotavirus vaccines, including the latest information on possible contamination issues. The authors indicate that the documented benefits of RotaTeq and …

Author: Mojica B, Hess K

Published: 2011

Cost Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccines and Other Interventions for Diarrhoeal Diseases: Meeting Report 2006

This report from the WHO's Weekly Epidemiologic Record summarizes a meeting convened by PATH, WHO, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the economic burden of rotavirus disease and cost-effectiveness of vaccines. The …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Detecting Meningococcal Meningitis Epidemics in Highly-Endemic African Countries

This article, published in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Weekly Epidemiological Record, provides the WHO recommendation for detecting and responding to meningococcal meningitis epidemics in highly-endemic countries in Africa. In each …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2000

Ensuring That Developing Countries Have Access to New Healthcare Products: The Role of Product Development Partnerships

According to this article published in the eJournal Innovation Strategies Today, product development partnerships (PDPs) are generating an increasing flow of health products, including vaccines, for diseases prevalent in developing countries. …

Author: Brooks AD, Wells WA, McLean TD, et al.

Published: 2010

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: Advances in Technical and Laboratory Aspects of Research and Development of Vaccines

From the Weekly Epidemiological Record, this report is from an international consultative meeting on ETEC to examine the most recent epidemiological data from the field, identify gaps in the laboratory methods for strain …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Epidemiology of Bacterial Meningitis in Niamey, Niger, 1981-96

This study, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, used retrospective surveillance to identify cases of laboratory-diagnosed bacterial meningitis in Niamey, Niger, from 1981 to 1996. The study analyzed the cases …

Author: Campagne G, Schuchat A, Djibo S, et al.

Published: 1999

Eurosurveillance

Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, these archives contain euro-specific disease surveillance information.

Author: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Evaluating Clinical Trial Data and Guiding Future Research for Rotavirus Vaccines

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, discusses the outcome of a meeting of global, regional, and country-level rotavirus experts and immunization opinion leaders who gathered to provide guidance on evaluating and …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Evaluation of Meningitis Surveillance Before Introduction of Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine—Burkina Faso and Mali

Before the 2010 to 2011 introduction of the first serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine developed solely for Africa (MenAfriVac), evaluations of the existing meningitis surveillance in Burkina Faso and Mali were conducted to assess the …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

Future Directions for Research on Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Vaccines for Developing Countries

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, reviews the progress made in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine development and evaluates the current status of ETEC vaccine research for children in developing countries. It …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Global Immunization Newsletters (GIN)

A monthly newsletter that contains updates on immunization technologies and the introduction of new vaccines, as well as information on country-specific immunization activities.

Author: World Health Organization

Global Rotavirus Information and Surveillance Bulletin

The World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network (GRSN), which was launched in 2008, includes six regional WHO rotavirus surveillance networks worldwide. Its objectives include documenting the presence of …

Author: World Health Organization

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2009

This article, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, summarizes global routine vaccination coverage during the period of 2000 to 2009 and progress toward achieving Global Immunization Vision and Strategy goals developed in 2005 by the …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2010

Haemophilus influenzae type b Conjugate Vaccines - WHO Position Paper

Designed for use by national public health officials and immunization program managers, this position paper provides a summary of essential background information on Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease and vaccines and outlines the current …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Vaccination Position Paper – July 2013

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes the World Health Organization's recommendations on the inclusion of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines in all national immunization programs. Vaccination remains the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Hepatitis B Vaccines - WHO Position Paper

This position paper, published in Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes essential background information on hepatitis B disease and vaccines and provides the current World Health Organization position concerning hepatitis B vaccine use in the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2009

Human Papillomavirus Vaccines: WHO Position Paper

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, is the first World Health Organization (WHO) position paper on vaccines against diseases caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV). It provides essential background information on HPV and …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2009

If You Have Sex, Read This... And Stop a Killer STD From Sneaking Up On You!

This one-page article, reprinted from Mademoiselle magazine by the Immunization Action Coalition, is designed to educate young women about the danger of hepatitis B infection and how to prevent sexual transmission.

Author: Liu L

Published: 1999

Intercountry Meningitis Meeting: Preparing for the Next Epidemic Seasons, Mali, October 2006

This article, published in the World Health Organization's Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes an intercountry meeting on enhanced surveillance and responses to meningitis epidemics held in October 2006 in Bamako, Mali. More than 80 …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

Intradermal Delivery of Vaccines: Potential Benefits and Current Challenges

This article, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, explores the ways by which the delivery of vaccine antigens to the dermis and/or epidermis layers of the skin (i.e., intradermal vaccine delivery) might be more efficient than …

Author: Hickling JK, Jones KR, Friede M, Zehrung D, Chen D, Kristensen D

Published: 2011

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines - WHO Position Paper

This report, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, summarizes essential background information on Japanese encephalitis (JE) disease and vaccines and gives the current World Health Organization position on the use of JE …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2006

A Long and Winding Road: Getting the HPV Vaccine to Women in the Developing World

This article, published in the Guttmacher Policy Review, discusses the incidence of cervical cancer in developing countries and addresses some of the challenges associated with broader use of HPV vaccines in these countries, including cost, public …

Author: Cohen SA

Published: 2007

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