Logistics of community smallpox control through contact tracing and ring vaccination: a stochastic network model
- A Review of the Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Active Surveillance System. Thomas, Tracy N.; Reef, Susan; Neff, Linda; Sniadack, Mercedes M.; Mootrey, Gina T. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/15/2008 Supplement, Vol. 46, pS212
In response to concern about smallpox possibly being used as a biological weapon, the President of the United States launched the National Smallpox Pre-Event Vaccination Program on 13 December 2002. Given safety concerns, identifying potentially serious adverse events (SAEs) was an essential...
- Surveillance and Control Measures during Smallpox Outbreaks. Kerrod, Emma; Geddes, Alasdair M.; Regan, Martyn; Leach, Steve // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Feb2005, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p291
We reviewed historical data from 2 smallpox outbreaks in Liverpool and Edinburgh during the early and middle years of the 20th century to assess their contribution to developing modern strategies for response to a deliberate release of smallpox virus. Reports contemporaneous to these outbreaks...
- Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates Among Persons With Diabetes Mellitus- United States, 1997. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/5/2000, Vol. 283 Issue 1, p48
Discusses the importance of the influenza vaccination to the health of diabetic people. Use of telephone surveys to analyze the number of high risk people who are getting the vaccination; Areas of the country that have the highest vaccination rates.
- Study Finds Mass Vaccination Unnecessary in the Event of a Large-Scale Bioterrorist Smallpox Attack in the U.S.; Prompt Surveillance and Containment of Victims Would Effectively Thwart an Epidemic. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;10/16/2006, p7
The article focuses on a research conducted by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center which revealed that mass vaccination is not necessary in the event of a large-scale smallpox bioterrorist attack in the United States. Researcher Ira M. Longini opined that the U.S. government...
- Bioterrorism Preparedness. // Health Affairs;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p271
Presents an abstract of the report, titled 'Review of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation,' from the Institute of Medicine to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Monitoring and Response System for the First Stage of the Smallpox Vaccination Program. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/7/2003, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p88
Provides information on the smallpox vaccination program in the U.S. Objectives of the program; Stages of the program; Assessment of adverse events after smallpox vaccination.
- Mass Smallpox Vaccinations and Cardiac Deaths, New York City, 1947. Thorpe, Lorna E.; Mostashari, Farzad; Karpati, Adam M.; Schwartz, Steven P.; Manning, Susan E.; Marx, Melissa A.; Frieden, Thomas R. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;May2004, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p917
In April 1947, during a smallpox outbreak in New York City (NYC), >6 million people were vaccinated. To determine whether vaccination increased cardiac death, we reviewed NYC death certificates for comparable periods in 1946, 1947, and 1948 (N = 81,529) and calculated adjusted relative death...
- Incidence of whooping cough in Spain (1997-2010): an underreported disease. Fernández-Cano, María; Armadans Gil, Lluís; Martínez Gómez, Xavi; Campins Martí, Magda // European Journal of Pediatrics;Jun2014, Vol. 173 Issue 6, p721
Whooping cough is currently the worst controlled vaccine-preventable disease in the majority of countries. In order to reduce its morbidity and mortality, it is essential to adapt vaccination programmes to data provided by epidemiological surveillance. A population-based retrospective...
- Evaluation of PCR methods for the diagnosis of pertussis by the European surveillance network for vaccine-preventable diseases (EUVAC.NET). Dalby, T.; Fry, N.; Krogfelt, K.; Jensen, J.; He, Q. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Oct2013, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p1285
This study aimed to evaluate the performance of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods used for the diagnosis of pertussis in laboratories within Europe in 2011. National reference laboratories in 25 European countries were contacted and a total of 24 laboratories from 19 countries agreed to...