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BMC Infectious Diseases

Vaccines

Section edited by Susanna Esposito

This section aims to publish studies looking at the development and application of vaccines, including efficacy, safety, population coverage and barriers to vaccination.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite the successes of routine national childhood vaccination programmes, measles remains a public health concern. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how patterns of parental attitudes are linked to...

    Authors: Carine Weiss, Daniel Schröpfer and Sonja Merten

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:400

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) on invasive pneumococcal disease is frequently reported, but the impact on upper respiratory tract infections in a clinical setting is less documented. Our a...

    Authors: Nils Littorin, Jonas Ahl, Fabian Uddén, Fredrik Resman and Kristian Riesbeck

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:407

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Scotland introduced PCV7 and PCV13 immunisation in young children in 2006 and 2010 respectively. One recent study from the United States reported a decrease in hospitalisation rates for all-cause pneumonia mos...

    Authors: Harish Nair, Arun Thor Watts, Linda J. Williams, Saad B. Omer, Colin R. Simpson, Lorna J. Willocks, J. Claire Cameron and Harry Campbell

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:390

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) and immunodeficient long-term polio excretors constitute a significant public health burden and are a major concern for the WHO global polio eradication endgame.

    Authors: Thomas Foiadelli, Salvatore Savasta, Andrea Battistone, Majlinda Kota, Carolina Passera, Stefano Fiore, Silvia Bino, Concetta Amato, Alessandro Lozza, Gian Luigi Marseglia and Lucia Fiore

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:277

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The endgame for polio eradication includes coordinated global cessation of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV), starting with the cessation of vaccine containing OPV serotype 2 (OPV2) by switching all trivalent OPV ...

    Authors: Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Lee M. Hampton and Kimberly M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:237

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The endgame for polio eradication involves coordinated global cessation of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) with cessation of serotype 2 OPV (OPV2 cessation) implemented in late April and early May 2016 and cessa...

    Authors: Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Lee M. Hampton and Kimberly M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:231

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Migrant travellers who return to their country of origin to visit family and friends (VFR) are less likely to seek travel-related medical care and are less likely to adhere to recommended medications and trave...

    Authors: Holly Seale, Rajneesh Kaur, Abela Mahimbo, C. Raina MacIntyre, Nicholas Zwar, Mitchell Smith, Heather Worth and Anita E Heywood

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:213

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The present study aimed to identify factors affecting vaccination against influenza among health professionals.

    Authors: Süheyl Asma, Hülya Akan, Yücel Uysal, A. Gürhan Poçan, Mustafa Haki Sucaklı, Erhan Yengil, Çiğdem Gereklioğlu, Aslı Korur, İbrahim Başhan, A. Ferit Erdogan, A. Kürşat Özşahin and Altuğ Kut

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:192

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  9. Content type: Research article

    After the global implementation of national immunization programs for prevention of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), the prevalences of protective antibodies to these viruses are high in general population. ...

    Authors: Romanee Chaiwarith, Jutarat Praparattanapan, Khanuengnit Nuket, Wilai Kotarathitithum and Khuanchai Supparatpinyo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:190

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasmosis is a worldwide zoonosis caused by the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. However, no effective vaccine is yet available. Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) polymers can reduce protein degradation and...

    Authors: Nian-Zhang Zhang, Ying Xu, Meng Wang, Jia Chen, Si-Yang Huang, Qi Gao and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:168

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  11. Content type: Research article

    HPV is a major cancer-causing factor in both sexes in the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis, oropharynx as well as the causal factor in other diseases such as genital warts and recurrent respiratory papilloma...

    Authors: L. Boiron, E. Joura, N. Largeron, B. Prager and M. Uhart

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:153

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are leading causes of childhood pneumonia and meningitis and are major contributors to worldwide mortality in children ...

    Authors: Jiayu Hu, Xiaodong Sun, Zhuoying Huang, Abram L. Wagner, Bradley Carlson, Jianping Yang, Suwen Tang, Yunyi Li, Matthew L. Boulton and Zhengan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:149

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Following successful eradication of wild polioviruses and planned globally-coordinated cessation of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV), national and global health leaders may need to respond to outbreaks from reint...

    Authors: Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Mark A. Pallansch, Steven G. F. Wassilak, Stephen L. Cochi and Kimberly M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:137

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Prior to introduction of universal varicella vaccination, it is crucial to gain insight into the willingness to vaccinate among the population. This is because suboptimal national vaccination coverage might in...

    Authors: Alies van Lier, Alma Tostmann, Irene A. Harmsen, Hester E. de Melker, Jeannine L. A. Hautvast and Wilhelmina L. M. Ruijs

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:127

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Schistosomiasis is the most important human helminth infection due to its impact on public health. The clinical manifestations are chronic and significantly decrease an individual’s quality of life. Infected i...

    Authors: Alessandra Ricciardi, Kittipos Visitsunthorn, John P. Dalton and Momar Ndao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:112

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although pertussis has been considered a disease of childhood, it is also recognized as an important respiratory tract infection in adolescents and adults. However, in countries with routine vaccination agains...

    Authors: Nirada Siriyakorn, Pornvimol Leethong, Terapong Tantawichien, Saowalak Sripakdee, Anusak Kerdsin, Surang Dejsirilert and Leilani Paitoonpong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:25

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In Canada both bivalent (bHPV) vaccine and quadrivalent HPV vaccine (qHPV) are authorized for use. In Alberta, while both vaccines are available for private purchase, only qHPV is publicly funded for school gi...

    Authors: Xianfang C. Liu, Christopher A. Bell, Kimberley A. Simmonds, Margaret L. Russell and Lawrence W. Svenson

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:15

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The main aim of this study was to evaluate Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage in a group of school-aged children and adolescents with asthma because these results might indicate the theoretical risk of invasive pn...

    Authors: Susanna Esposito, Leonardo Terranova, Maria Francesca Patria, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Michele Miraglia del Giudice, Alessandro Bodini, Alberto Martelli, Eugenio Baraldi, Oscar Mazzina, Claudia Tagliabue, Amelia Licari, Valentina Ierardi, Mara Lelii and Nicola Principi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:12

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The availability of new vaccines can prompt policy makers to consider changes to the routine childhood immunisation programme in the UK. Alterations to one aspect of the schedule may have implications for othe...

    Authors: Sonya Crowe, Martin Utley, Guy Walker, Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Peter Grove and Christina Pagel

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:585

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Over 20 000 people die from rabies each year in India. At least 95 % of people contract rabies from an infected dog. Annual vaccination of over 70 % of the dog population has eliminated both canine and human r...

    Authors: Andrew D. Gibson, Praveen Ohal, Kate Shervell, Ian G. Handel, Barend M. Bronsvoort, Richard J. Mellanby and Luke Gamble

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:589

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