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Disease: Influenza

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Development of a Stable Liquid Formulation of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine

Existing live attenuated seasonal influenza vaccines may require lyophilization to be stable enough for developing-country use, which adds a significant cost burden and reduces their use and accessibility in low-resource settings. This article, …

Author: White JA, Estrada M, Flood EA, Mahmood K, Dhere R, Chen D

Publication date: 2016

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition: Volume 2. Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

This book focuses on maternal conditions, childhood illness, and malnutrition. Specifically, the chapters address acute illness and undernutrition in children, principally under age five. Of particular interest may be chapters 9, 10, and 19, which …

Author: Black RE, Laxminarayan R, Temmerman M, Walker N, eds.

Publication date: 2016

Disease Outbreak News

This web page provides frequently updated information about current disease outbreaks, as well as disease-specific archives of past alerts and links to related resources.

Author: World Health Organization

Diseases and the Vaccines That Prevent Them: For Parents of Infants and Young Children (Birth Through Age 6)

This series of fact sheets describes symptoms of infection as well as the benefits and risk of vaccination for 14 diseases, specifically for vaccines recommended for children from birth through the age of six years. There are two versions of each …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them: For Parents of Preteens and Teens (7 Through 18 Years Old)

This series of fact sheets describes symptoms of infection as well as the benefits and risk of vaccination for several diseases, specifically for vaccines recommended for children aged 7 to 18 years. There are two types of fact sheets provided. …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of an Indian-made Attenuated Influenza A(H1N1)pdm 2009 Vaccine: A Case Control Study

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, details a case control study to evaluate the effectiveness of a live attenuated A(H1N1)pdm 2009 vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India, Ltd., which was distributed in …

Author: Kulkarni PS, Agarkhedkar S, Lalwani S, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Effectiveness of Maternal Influenza Immunization in Mothers and Infants

Young infants and pregnant women are at increased risk for serious consequences of influenza infection. Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for pregnant women but is not licensed for infants younger than six months of age. This study …

Author: Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen S, et al.

Publication date: 2008

Efficacy of High-Dose versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine in Older Adults

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, details a study to evaluate if a high dose (60 µg of hemagglutinin per strain) of trivalent, inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3) improves protection against laboratory-confirmed …

Author: DiazGranados CA, Dunning AJ, Kimmel M, et al.

Publication date: 2014

Emergence of a Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes the findings of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A(H1N1) Virus Investigation Team from their assessment of the …

Author: Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Investigation Team

Publication date: 2009

Estimated Global Mortality Associated With the First 12 Months of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 Virus Circulation: A Modelling Study

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimates the global mortality associated with the first 12 months of the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 virus pandemic. Results of the analysis estimate that respiratory and cardiovascular …

Author: Dawood FS, Iuliano AD, Reed C, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Estimating Age-Specific Cumulative Incidence for the 2009 Influenza Pandemic: A Meta-analysis of A(H1N1)pdm09 Serological Studies From 19 Countries

This article, published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, details the results of a meta-analysis conducted to provide insights into the global impact of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. The study estimates overall and age-specific …

Author: Van Kerkhove MD, Hirve S, Koukounari A, Mounts AW

Publication date: 2013

Estimating the Full Public Health Value of Vaccination

This conference report, published in Vaccine, builds upon a discussion in the public health community on how to assess and incorporate, in addition to safety and measures of protective efficacy, the full public health value (FPHV) of preventive …

Author: Gessner BD, Kaslow D, Louis J, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Evaluation of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness: A Guide to the Design and Interpretation of Observational Studies

This report provides guidance on the evaluation of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) studies, primarily for researchers and public health scientsts. It is divided into nine sections and illustrates critical considerations in the design, analysis, …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2017

Expanding Vaccine Solutions Against Influenza

This fact sheet highlights PATH's multifaceted approach to expanding vaccine solutions against pandemic and seasonal influenza that are optimal for the developing world. It describes our efforts to advance the development of promising new influenza …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2013

Flu Information: Your Guide to Online Flu Resources

This website provides resources to help healthcare professionals communicate about influenza. It includes pandemic and seasonal influenza communications resource libraries, containing materials created by public health agencies across the United …

Author: National Public Health Information Coalition

FluSight: Seasonal Influenza Forecasting

The goal of influenza forecasting is to provide a more timely and forward-looking tool that predicts rather than monitors flu activity so that health officials can be more proactive in their prevention and mitigation responses. To advance and …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genetic Stability of Live Attenuated Vaccines Against Potentially Pandemic Influenza Viruses

Genetic stability is a prerequisite for live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs). This article, published in Vaccine, reports the results of a Phase 1 study examining the stability of LAIVs against three potentially pandemic influenza viruses in …

Author: Kiseleva I, Dubrovina I, Fedorova E, et al.

Publication date: 2015

Getting Beyond Getting Ready for Pandemic Influenza

This US Congressional report provides an assessment of the US government's efforts under the Bush administration to conduct influenza pandemic preparedness activities. The report is based on Congressional hearings and meetings with public- …

Author: US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

Publication date: 2009


The Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) promotes the international sharing of all influenza virus sequences, related clinical and epidemiological data associated with human viruses, and geographical as well as …

Author: The GISAID Initiative

Global Burden of Disease

The Global Burden of Disease Study is the most comprehensive global observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries, and risk factors to health at the global, national, and regional …

Author: Global Burden of Disease Study Collaborators

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