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Disease: Rotavirus

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Manual of Rotavirus Detection and Characterization Methods

This manual, published by the World Health Organization, explains the most common procedures for rotavirus strain surveillance. It describes the methods and techniques used for the detection and characterization of rotaviruses.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2009

Meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, December 2010: Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception

This article, from the Weekly Epidemiological Record, reports on the outcome of a meeting of the World Health Organization's independent, authoritative vaccine safety committee where they reviewed postmarketing surveillance that indicated the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2011

Monitoring Visualization Tool for the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)

This data visualization tool enables users to monitor progress against GAPPD targets for 2025/2030/2040, as well as the progress made by 136 low- and middle-income countries in averting childhood diarrhea and pneumonia deaths. The data are also …

Author: World Health Organization

Moving the Needle

This quarterly e-newsletter provides updates from PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access on its vaccine development efforts, as well as related supporting work, such as developing human challenge models, building capacity of …

Author: PATH

A Multi-Center, Qualitative Assessment of Pediatrician and Maternal Perspectives on Rotavirus Vaccines and the Detection of Porcine circovirus

This article, published in BMC Pediatrics, reports on research that evaluated perceptions among physicians and mothers after the 2011 finding of DNA fragments of Porcine circovirus in rotavirus vaccines. Physicians expressed that the finding was of …

Author: Payne DC, Humiston S, Opel D, et al.

Publication date: 2011

National Estimates of Reductions in Acute Gastroenteritis–Related Hospitalizations and Associated Costs in US Children After Implementation of Rotavirus Vaccines

This article, published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, compares acute gastroenteritis-related (AGE) hospitalization rates in children under five years of age during pre- and post-rotavirus vaccine introduction …

Author: Leshem E, Tate JE, Steiner CA, Curns AT, Lopman BA, Parashar UD

Publication date: 2017

Noninterference of Rotavirus Vaccine With Measles-Rubella Vaccine at 9 Months of Age and Improvements in Antirotavirus Immunity: A Randomized Trial

This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, presents the findings of a randomized trial in Matlab, Bangladesh that aimed to establish non-inferiority of the co-administration of measles-rubella vaccine and a third dose …

Author: Zaman K, Fleming JA, Victor JC, et al.

Publication date: 2016

NUVI - Resources for Monitoring and Surveillance

This web page provides links to numerous resources related to disease burden monitoring and surveillance from the World Health Organization's (WHO's) New and Under-utilized Vaccines Implementation (NUVI) program. NUVI focuses specifically on …

Author: World Health Organization

One Is Too Many: Ending Child Deaths From Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

This report highlights the current burden of pneumonia and diarrheal disease in children under the age of five and outlines the protective, preventative, and treatment interventions available to fight these diseases. It explains current progress in …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Publication date: 2016

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, Lange D, Riddle MS, Walker RI, Rusch V, eds.

Publication date: 2014

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

This book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to chapters on more general vaccine-related topics, it …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2015

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

Publication date: 2012

Post-Marketing Surveillance of Rotavirus Vaccine Safety

This manual provides a review of current knowledge related to the safety of rotavirus vaccine and suggests approaches for monitoring safety after vaccine introduction in a country.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2009

Potential Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccination for Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Investigators developed a model using epidemiological evidence, country-specific cost estimates, and vaccine efficacy data to estimate the cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination and determined that it would reduce health care expenses and …

Author: Rheingans R, Constenla D, Antil L, Innis B, Breuer T

Publication date: 2007

Potential Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccination in Afghanistan

This article, published in Vaccine, reports the results of a study that estimated the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of a national rotavirus vaccination program in Afghanistan. The authors examined the use of Rotarix® administered in a …

Author: Anwari P, Debellut F, Pecenka C, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Potential Intussusception Risk Versus Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in the United States

International data show a low-level increased risk of intussusception associated with rotavirus vaccination. This article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, reports on a study that compared potential vaccine-associated …

Author: Rishi D, Cortese M, Meltzer MI, et al.

Publication date: 2013

Prevalence of Severe Acute Rotavirus Gastroenteritis and Intussusceptions in Ghanaian Children Under 5 Years of Age

This article, published in the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, reports on a study that conducted pre-vaccine surveillance of the burden of rotavirus disease, prevalent rotavirus genotypes, and the association between rotavirus disease …

Author: Enweronu-Laryea CC, Sagoe KWC, Glover-Addy H, Asmah RH, Mingle JA, Armah GE

Publication date: 2012

Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Among Infants and Children: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

This report, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, provides background on the development of RotaTeq®, Merck's vaccine against rotavirus, and recommendations for its use in the prevention of rotavirus through immunization.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2006

Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in Infants and Children: Rotavirus Vaccine Safety, Efficacy, and Potential Impact of Vaccines

This article, published in Biologics: Targets & Therapy, provides a comprehensive review of current rotavirus vaccines, summarizing studies on their safety and efficacy, as well as special considerations that may inform future research studies. …

Author: Chandran A, Fitzwater S, Zhen A, Santosham M

Publication date: 2010

Procurement and Pricing of New Vaccines for Developing Countries

Several vaccines that have come to market, including the rotavirus, pneumococcal conjugate, and human papillomavirus vaccines, have the potential to bring large public health benefits to developing countries. This eight-page policy brief explains …

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: 2008

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