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Topic: Disease burden and surveillance

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Laboratory-Based Diagnosis of Pneumococcal Pneumonia: State of the Art and Unmet Needs

This article, published in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, summarizes a meeting organized by PATH and Fondation Mérieux from October 18 to 20, 2009 in Les Pensiéres, France, during which participants evaluated current pneumococcal …

Author: Vernet G, Saha S, Satzke C, et al.

Published: 2011

Lessons From Meningococcal Carriage Studies

This article, published in FEMS Microbiology Reviews, reviews previous meningococcal carriage studies in European countries in order to learn more about the disease and the potential impact of mass vaccination with meningococcal vaccines. The …

Author: Caugant DA, Tzanakaki G, Kriz P

Published: 2007

Magnitude and Impact of Diarrheal Diseases

Published in The Archives of Medical Research, this article reviews the high costs of diseases of poverty, increasing diarrhea morbidity (despite decreasing mortality), and new emerging evidence for long-term consequences of early childhood …

Author: Guerrant RL, Kosek M, Moore S, et al.

Published: 2002

Malaria

This web page provides information on malaria as well as links to relevant malaria resources.

Author: World Health Organization

Malaria: Progress, Perils, and Prospects for Eradication

This review, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, discusses the need to make new drugs, vaccines, and insecticides, as well as improved surveillance methods, research priorities for malaria control.

Author: Greenwood BM, Fidock DA, Kyle DE, et al.

Published: 2008

Malaria Vaccine Initiative

The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative's (MVI) mission is to accelerate the development of malaria vaccines and ensure their availability and accessibility in the developing world. The website contains information on malaria and potential …

Author: PATH

Manson Lecture. Meningococcal Meningitis in Africa

This article, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, covers the history of meningococcal meningitis in Africa since epidemics of the infection were first described around 100 years ago. The article also …

Author: Greenwood B

Published: 1999

Manual for the Laboratory Diagnosis of Japanese Encephalitis Virus Infection

This resource details recommended procedures for diagnosing japanese encephalitis in the laboratory as part of routine surveillance. The current draft is intended for evaluation purposes.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

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

Published: 2009

Meeting Report: Third Biregional Meeting on Control of Japanese Encephalitis

This report provides an update on JE surveillance, diagnostics, and immunization programs in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

Meningitis in Chad, Niger and Nigeria: 2009 Epidemic Season

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, details the 2009 meningitis epidemic season in Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. It includes an overview of meningococcal disease, surveillance results for the season, and outbreak response …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Meningitis Vaccine Project

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. The MVP website includes information on …

Author: PATH and World Health Organization

Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, reviews published studies of meningococcal carriage in the African meningitis belt in order to better understand the potential impact of meningococcal conjugate vaccines. The review …

Author: Trotter CL, Greenwood BM

Published: 2007

Meningococcal Carriage in the African Meningitis Belt

The African Meningococcal Carriage (MenAfriCar) consortium was established in 2009 to investigate the pattern of meningococcal carriage in countries of the African meningitis belt prior to and after the introduction of a meningococcal serogroup A …

Author: MenAfriCar Consortium

Published: 2013

Meningococcal Disease

This web page provides a summary of meningococcal disease, including information about prevention and treatment. It also provides numerous links to further information related to meningococcal vaccination, global disease burden and epidemics, …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meningococcal Disease: 2013 Epidemic Season in the African Meningitis Belt

This report shows a decrease in the incidence of meningococcal disease in the 2013 epidemic season in the African Meningitis Belt. The decrease in the number of cases of meningitis reported during the period under review is thought to be due to the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Meningococcal Disease: Changes in Epidemiology and Prevention

The human bacterial pathogen Neisseria meningitidis remains a serious worldwide health threat, but progress is being made toward the control of meningococcal infections. This review, published in Clinical Epidemiology, summarizes current knowledge …

Author: Chang Q, Tzeng Y, Stephens DS

Published: 2012

Meningococcal Disease From the Public Health Policy Perspective

Given the availability of conjugate vaccines against meningococcal disease there is now the potential to effectively control meningococcal disease globally. The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, discuss how optimal control of …

Author: Black SB, Plotkin SA

Published: 2012

Meningococcal Disease in Africa

This article, published in Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, discusses the different serotypes of meningococcus that cause disease in Africa, including group-A meningococci, which cause meningococcal epidemics in the African Meningitis …

Author: Hart CA, Cuevas LE

Published: 1997

Meningococcal Disease in Asia: an Under–Recognized Public Health Burden

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, performed a literature search to trace existing information on meningococcal disease in Asia. They found that the reviewed data describing the epidemiology of …

Author: Vyse A, Wolter JM, Chen J, Ng T, Soriano-Gabarro M

Published: 2011

Meningococcal Disease in the Middle East and North Africa: An Important Public Health Consideration That Requires Further Attention

This paper, published in International Journal of Infectious Diseases, reviews the epidemiological data describing meningococcal disease in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The authors found that, while meningococcal disease remains …

Author: Ceyhan M, Anis S, Htun-Myint L, Pawinski R, Soriano-Gabarró M, Vyse A

Published: 2012

Meningococcal Meningitis

This article, published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, provides an overview of meningococcal meningitis. Topics include meningococcal global disease burden, tools and interventions to combat the disease, and partnerships focused on alleviating …

Author: Aguado T, Bertherat E, Djingarey M, et al.

Published: 2005

Meningococcal Serogroup W135 in the African Meningitis Belt: Epidemiology, Immunity, and Vaccines

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, summarizes the existing data on Neisseria meningitidis W135 epidemiology, immunology, and vaccines as they relate to meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. Public health approaches to meningitis …

Author: Mueller JE, Borrow R, Gessner BD

Published: 2006

Meningococcal Vaccines and Herd Immunity: Lessons Learned From Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccination Programs

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, reviews the herd immunity effects achieved following the introduction of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate (MCC) vaccines in the United Kingdom. The authors note that immunizing …

Author: Trotter CL, Maiden MC

Published: 2009

Microbiological and Epidemiological Investigation of the Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup A Epidemic in Niger in 2009: Last Wave Before the Introduction of the Serogroup A Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine?

The authors of this article, published in Epidemiology and Infection, analyzed cerebrospinal fluid samples during the 2009 meningitis season in Niger, the largest epidemic observed in Niger since those of  to 1996 …

Author: Collard JM, Maman Z, Abani A, et al.

Published: 2011

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