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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

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Evaluating Vaccination Strategies for Reducing Infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Low-Income Settings

Infants account for the majority of severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) burden, but they are a problematic RSV vaccine target population due to their immunological immaturity. This article, published in BMC Medicine, reports on a study that …

Author: Poletti P, Merler S, Ajelli M, et al.

Publication date: 2015

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

Publication date: 2012

Evaluation of the Meningitis Epidemics Risk Model in Africa

This study, published in Epidemiology and Infection, evaluated an ecological model based on absolute humidity and land cover type to predict the location of meningitis epidemics in the Sahelian region known as the African Meningitis Belt. The model …

Author: Savory EC, Cuevas LE, Yassin MA, et al.

Publication date: 2006

Evaluation of Three Immunoglobulin M Antibody Capture Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assays for Diagnosis of Japanese Encephalitis

From the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, this study evaluates the sensitivity, specificity, and usability of three commercially-available kits for Japanese encephalitis laboratory diagnostics.

Author: Jacobson J, Hills S, Winkler J, et al.

Publication date: 2007

The Evidence Base for Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines (PCVs): Data for Decision-Making Around PCV Use in Childhood

This report provides the latest information on pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) and their use in routine immunization programs around the world. It includes key background on the burden of pneumococcal disease in children and the impact of PCVs …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Publication date: 2017

Expanding Prevention of Invasive Meningococcal Disease

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, discusses morbidity and mortality due to meningococcal serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135 and the ability of monovalent meningococcal serogroup C conjugate (MCC) vaccines to reduce the burden of …

Author: Pelton SI, Gilmet GP

Publication date: 2009

Fighting for Breath: A Call to Action on Childhood Pneumonia

This report outlines the burden of pneumonia and identifies solutions to reduce pneumonia-related deaths including improvements in immunization coverage with vaccines that protect against the most common bacterial strains that cause the disease, …

Author: Save the Children

Publication date: 2017

The Final Phase of Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategies for the Post-Eradication Era

This supplemental issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases features over 60 original research articles that focus on six aspects of polio eradication—acceleration of eradication; regional and country experiences; epidemiologic, virologic, and …

Author: Cochi SL, Jafari HS, Armstrong GL, et al., eds.

Publication date: 2014

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

From Genomics to Surveillance, Prevention and Control: New Challenges for the African Meningitis Belt

This article, published in the Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique, summarizes an international conference held in Niamey, Niger, that brought together more than 100 delegates to assess the current meningitis situation in Africa, …

Author: Alonso JM, Bertherat E, Perea W, et al.

Publication date: 2006

GBS Public Awareness, Advocacy, and Prevention—What’s Working, What’s Not and Why We Need a Maternal GBS Vaccine

This article, published in Vaccine, provides an overview of group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease burden and awareness-raising activities, and outlines current prevention and screening strategies. The authors argue that vaccination, once available, …

Author: Burns G, Plumb J

Publication date: 2013

Generic Protocol for Monitoring Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Gastroenteritis Disease Burden and Viral Strains

This document outlines a uniform approach to monitoring the impact of rotavirus vaccines in national programs, including guidelines for monitoring disease trends and evaluating vaccine effectiveness and changes in strain patterns among …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008


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 Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia

This document outlines a global action plan to support countries in controlling pneumonia, providing a framework for action around which partners can coordinate their efforts. The document summarizes the global situation with respect to pneumonia, …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2009

Global Alert and Response Disease Outbreak News: Meningococcal Disease

This web page provides regular updates on meningococcal disease outbreaks around the world as reported to the World Health Organization. It also serves as an archive, housing links to outbreak news alerts dating back to 1999.

Author: World Health Organization

Global and Regional Risk of Disabling Sequelae From Bacterial Meningitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides an overview of a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers from 1998 to 2008 to estimate the risks of major and minor sequelae caused by bacterial meningitis,  …

Author: Edmond K, Clark A, Korczak VS, et al.

Publication date: 2010

Global Burden of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

This article, published in The Lancet, describes research to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from episodes of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children younger than five years of …

Author: Nair H, Nokes DJ, Gessner BD, et al.

Publication date: 2010

Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

This article, published in The Lancet, reviews the epidemiology of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia in 2010 to 2011 to inform the planning of integrated control programmes for both illnesses. The estimates show 1.731 billion episodes of diarrhea and …

Author: Walker CL, Rudan I, Liu L, et al.

Publication date: 2013

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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