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.
- 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...
- 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.
- Varicella Outbreak Epidemiology in an Active Surveillance Site, 1995-2005. Civen, Rachel; Lopez, Adriana S.; Zhang, John; Garcia-Herrera, Jorge; Schmid, D. Scott; Chaves, Sandra S.; Mascola, Laurene // Journal of Infectious Diseases;Mar2008 Supplement 2, Vol. 197, pS114
We describe trends and characteristics of varicella outbreaks identified in an active surveillance site from 1995 to 2005. Cases of varicella were reported to the active surveillance project, and outbreaks were defined retrospectively as â©¾5 varicella cases epidemiologically linked to a...
- Red Regional de Laboratorios para la Vigilancia de las Infecciones FÃºngicas Invasoras y Susceptibilidad a los AntifÃºngicos. Cuenca-Estrella, Manuel; Rodriguez-Tudela, Juan L.; Córdoba, Susana; Melhem, Marcia C.; Szeszs, Maria W.; Castañeda, Elizabeth; Martínez, Gerardo; Gabastou, Jean-Marc // Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica;Feb2008, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p129
This article describes the general objectives of the Regional Laboratory Network for Surveillance of Invasive Fungal Infections and Antifungal Susceptibility in Latin America. Formation of the Network was coordinated by the Essential Medicines, Vaccines, and Health Technologies Unit of the Pan...