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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438422/next-generation-parasitologists-structured-training-programs-meet-educational-challenges
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Juliane Kofer, Heribert Hofer, Susanne Hartmann
Parasite infections are diverse, complex and widespread, and they represent major health threats to people and animals alike. Topics such as vaccine development, drug resistance, immune regulation, vector-borne parasitic diseases, and wildlife parasitology are key issues. Here, we discuss the need and direction of structured educational programs for graduates in modern parasitology.
April 21, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438407/seroprevalence-of-antibodies-against-serogroup-c-meningococci-in-the-region-of-valencia-spain-impact-of-meningococcal-c-conjugate-vaccination
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Lina Pérez-Breva, Raquel Abad-Torreblanca, Miguel Ángel Martínez-Beneito, Joan Puig-Barberà, Sara Alemán-Sánchez, Nuria Morant-Talamante, Macrina Sastre-Cantón, Julio A Vázquez-Moreno, Javier Díez-Domingo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Meningococcal C conjugate (MCC) vaccination programs provide direct and indirect protection against meningococcal disease. However, a decrease in the antibodies could affect herd immunity. We conducted a seroprevalence study to assess the immunity in subjects 8-12years after different MCCV vaccination programs were launched and evaluated the impact of vaccination on seroprotection. METHODS: Seroepidemiological study conducted from October 2010 to April 2012 in the region of Valencia, Spain...
April 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435081/a-multiple-streams-analysis-of-the-decisions-to-fund-gender-neutral-hpv-vaccination-in-canada
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REVIEW
Gilla K Shapiro, Juliet Guichon, Gillian Prue, Samara Perez, Zeev Rosberger
In Canada, the human papillomavirus (HPV.) vaccine is licensed and recommended for females and males. Although all Canadian jurisdictions fund school-based HPV vaccine programs for girls, only six jurisdictions fund school-based HPV vaccination for boys. The research aimed to analyze the factors that underpin government decisions to fund HPV vaccine for boys using a theoretical policy model, Kingdon's Multiple Streams framework. This approach assesses policy development by examining three concurrent, but independent, streams that guide analysis: Problem Stream, Policy Stream, and Politics Stream...
April 20, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434688/stability-of-heat-stable-live-attenuated-rotavirus-vaccine-rotasiil%C3%A2
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Sameer P Naik, Jagdish K Zade, Rajendra N Sabale, Sambhaji S Pisal, Ravi Menon, Subhash G Bankar, Sunil Gairola, Rajeev M Dhere
Vaccines currently available across the globe are stored and transported in a continuous cold-chain at 2-8°C or below -20°C. A temperature excursion outside this range affects the potency of the vaccines. Such vaccines need to be discarded leading wastage. The Rotavirus disease burden is predominantly reported in developing and low-income countries and therefore, has entered or poised to enter their national immunization programs. These countries already have several limitations for effective storage, maintenance and distribution of vaccines in a cold-chain and this introduction is expected to further stress this fragile ecosystem...
April 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434402/implementing-the-communication-for-development-strategy-to-improve-knowledge-and-coverage-of-measles-vaccination-in-western-chinese-immunization-programs-a-before-and-after-evaluation
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Ming Lu, Yao-Zhu Chu, Wen-Zhou Yu, Robert Scherpbier, Yu-Qing Zhou, Xu Zhu, Qi-Ru Su, Meng-Juan Duan, Xuan Zhang, Fu-Qiang Cui, Hua-Qing Wang, Yi-Biao Zhou, Qing-Wu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Communication for Development (C4D) is a strategy promoted by the United Nations Children's Fund to foster positive and measurable changes at the individual, family, community, social, and policy levels of society. In western China, C4D activities have previously been conducted as part of province-level immunization programs. In this study, we evaluated the association of C4D with changes in parental knowledge of immunization services, measles disease, and measles vaccine, and changes in their children's measles vaccine coverage...
April 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434087/hepatitis-b-during-pregnancy-in-endemic-areas-screening-treatment-and-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission
#6
Naichaya Chamroonkul, Teerha Piratvisuth
The proper management of pregnant women infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is necessary to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and to protect the baby from HBV infection. In the majority of cases, vertical transmission can be prevented with a universal screening program, HBV vaccine immunoprophylaxis, and administration of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) for babies born to mothers with HBV. However, in mothers with a high viral load (>200,000 or >1,000,000 IU/ml, depending on the guideline), the chance of immunoprophylaxis failure remains high...
April 22, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433330/bivalent-rlp2086-trumenba%C3%A2-development-of-a-well-characterized-vaccine-through-commercialization
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Khurram Sunasara, John Cundy, Sriram Srinivasan, Brad Evans, Weiqiang Sun, Scott Cook, Eric Bortell, John Farley, Daniel Griffin, Michele Bailey Piatchek, Katherine Arch-Douglas
The phrase "Process is the Product" is often applied to biologics, including multicomponent vaccines composed of complex components that evade complete characterization. Vaccine production processes must be defined and locked early in the development cycle to ensure consistent quality of the vaccine throughout scale-up, clinical studies, and commercialization. This approach of front-loading the development work helped facilitate the accelerated approval of the Biologic License Application for the well-characterized vaccine bivalent rLP2086 (Trumenba®, Pfizer Inc) in 2014 under Breakthrough Therapy Designation...
April 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431845/infection-prevention-and-control-and-the-refugee-population-experiences-from-the-university-of-louisville-global-health-center
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Ruth M Carrico, Linda Goss, Timothy L Wiemken, Rahel S Bosson, Paula Peyrani, William A Mattingly, Allison Pauly, Rebecca A Ford, Stanley Kotey, Julio A Ramirez
BACKGROUND: During 2016, approximately 140,000 individuals entered the United States as part of the federal government refugee resettlement program and established themselves in communities in virtually every state. No national database regarding refugee health currently exists; therefore, little is known about existing infectious diseases, conditions, and cultural practices that impact successful acculturation. The objective of this report is to identify what is currently known about refugees and circumstances important to infection prevention and control with respect to their roles as new community members, employees, and consumers of health care...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431817/pneumococcal-carriage-among-children-after-four-years-of-routine-10-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-use-in-brazil-the-emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-serotype-6c
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Felipe P G Neves, Nayara T Cardoso, Robert E Snyder, Mariel A Marlow, Claudete A A Cardoso, Lúcia M Teixeira, Lee W Riley
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) was introduced free of charge in Brazil as part of the public immunization program. Here we investigated the carriage prevalence, colonization risk factors, capsular types, and antimicrobial resistance among pneumococcal isolates obtained from children in Brazil four years after routine PCV10 use. METHODS: Between September and December 2014, we conducted a cross-sectional study among children<6years old who attended one public and two private clinics in Niterói, RJ, Brazil to evaluate pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431558/epidemiology-and-genotype-distribution-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-in-southwest-china-a-cross-sectional-five-years-study-in-non-vaccinated-women
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Yishu Tang, Lan Zheng, Shuangshuang Yang, Bing Li, Huiting Su, Li-Ping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Large-size data on type-specific HPV prevalence in Southwest China are required to estimate the cervical cancer burden in the country and to prepare for HPV-based cervical screening program and further HPV vaccination of China. This HPV study is a pooled analysis of data from five years in Chongqing of China, which is cross-sectional in design using data collecting. RESULTS: The positivity of HPV was 26.2% (10542/40311), single type was 25.7% (10360/40311), multiple type was 8...
April 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431183/efficacy-of-tiamulin-alone-or-in-combination-with-chlortetracycline-against-experimental-mycoplasma-gallisepticum-infection-in-chickens
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A Garmyn, M Vereecken, K Degussem, W Depondt, F Haesebrouck, A Martel
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (M. gallisepticum) remains one of the most important diseases in poultry production. Controlling the impact of the disease is done by eradication of positive breeder flocks or by vaccination and medication. A widely used molecule in medication programs is tiamulin, a pleuromutilin antibiotic. Since recent data on the in vivo efficacy of this molecule are scarce, 2 challenge studies were conducted using a recently isolated M. gallisepticum strain belonging to the wildtype population with regard to its tiamulin and tetracycline minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429115/comparison-of-the-tolerability-of-newly-introduced-childhood-vaccines-in-the-netherlands
#12
Jeanet M Kemmeren, Nicoline At van der Maas, Hester E de Melker
In 2011, the 7-valent conjugated pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) was replaced by the 10-valent vaccine (PCV10) and universal hepatitis B vaccination has been introduced in the Netherlands. A questionnaire study was conducted to assess the tolerability of DTaP-IPV-Hib + PCV7 (PCV7-cohort), DTaP-IPV-Hib + PCV10 (PCV10-cohort), and DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB + PCV10 (HepB-cohort). Parents were asked to report in questionnaires local reactions and systemic adverse events (AEs) before and after vaccination of their infant at 2, 3, 4, and 11 months of age...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429069/mupexi-prediction-of-neo-epitopes-from-tumor-sequencing-data
#13
Anne-Mette Bjerregaard, Morten Nielsen, Sine Reker Hadrup, Zoltan Szallasi, Aron Charles Eklund
Personalization of immunotherapies such as cancer vaccines and adoptive T cell therapy depends on identification of patient-specific neo-epitopes that can be specifically targeted. MuPeXI, the mutant peptide extractor and informer, is a program to identify tumor-specific peptides and assess their potential to be neo-epitopes. The program input is a file with somatic mutation calls, a list of HLA types, and optionally a gene expression profile. The output is a table with all tumor-specific peptides derived from nucleotide substitutions, insertions, and deletions, along with comprehensive annotation, including HLA binding and similarity to normal peptides...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428878/immunization-dropout-rate-and-data-quality-among-children-12-23-months-of-age-in-ghana
#14
Benjamin Baguune, Joyce Aputere Ndago, Martin Nyaaba Adokiya
BACKGROUND: Immunization against diseases is one of the most important public health interventions with cost effective means to preventing childhood morbidity, mortality and disability. However, a proportion of children particularly in Africa are not fully immunized with the recommended vaccines. Thus, many children are still susceptible to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) targeted diseases. The objective of this study was to determine the immunization dropout rate and data quality among children aged 12-23 months in Techiman Municipality, Ghana...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424703/immune-responses-to-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-vaccination-why-do-they-fail-to-protect-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#15
REVIEW
Juan I Moliva, Joanne Turner, Jordi B Torrelles
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), is the current leading cause of death due to a single infectious organism. Although curable, the broad emergence of multi-, extensive-, extreme-, and total-drug resistant strains of M.tb has hindered eradication efforts of this pathogen. Furthermore, computational models predict a quarter of the world's population is infected with M.tb in a latent state, effectively serving as the largest reservoir for any human pathogen with the ability to cause significant morbidity and mortality...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424675/safety-protective-immunity-and-diva-capability-of-a-rough-mutant-salmonella-pullorum-vaccine-candidate-in-broilers
#16
Rongxian Guo, Yang Jiao, Zhuoyang Li, Shanshan Zhu, Xiao Fei, Shizhong Geng, Zhiming Pan, Xiang Chen, Qiuchun Li, Xinan Jiao
Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Gallinarum biovar Pullorum (Salmonella Pullorum) is highly adapted to chickens causing an acute systemic disease that results in high mortality. Vaccination represents one approach for promoting animal health, food safety and reducing environmental persistence in Salmonella control. An important consideration is that Salmonella vaccination in poultry should not interfere with the salmonellosis monitoring program. This is the basis of the DIVA (Differentiation of Infected and Vaccinated Animals) program...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423310/c-myb-regulates-the-t-bet-dependent-differentiation-program-in-b-cells-to-coordinate-antibody-responses
#17
Dana Piovesan, Jessica Tempany, Andrea Di Pietro, Inge Baas, Callisthenis Yiannis, Kristy O'Donnell, Yunshun Chen, Victor Peperzak, Gabrielle T Belz, Charles R Mackay, Gordon K Smyth, Joanna R Groom, David M Tarlinton, Kim L Good-Jacobson
Humoral immune responses are tailored to the invading pathogen through regulation of key transcription factors and their networks. This is critical to establishing effective antibody-mediated responses, yet it is unknown how B cells integrate pathogen-induced signals to drive or suppress transcriptional programs specialized for each class of pathogen. Here, we detail the key role of the transcription factor c-Myb in regulating the T-bet-mediated anti-viral program. Deletion of c-Myb in mature B cells significantly increased serum IgG2c and CXCR3 expression by upregulating T-bet, normally suppressed during Th2-cell-mediated responses...
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421976/-measles-after-mmr-vaccination
#18
R van Grootveld, L M Klitsie, D C M van der Kaay, A C T M Vossen, A C Dijkmans
BACKGROUND: The Dutch national vaccination program provides vaccination for mumps, measles and rubella (MMR vaccine) for all children. After vaccination with live attenuated viruses, the virus replicates on a limited scale. Replication may lead to mild symptoms occurring 5-14 days after MMR-vaccination, including fever, conjunctivitis and rash. Symptoms are comparable to those of a wildtype measles infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 14-month-old boy was admitted to the hospital with an impressive rash 13 days after MMR-vaccination...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421425/the-role-of-alaska-s-tribal-health-workers-in-supporting-families
#19
Miriam Chernoff, Katie Cueva
Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) are often the sole medical workers in their communities in rural Alaska, and are instrumental in providing healthcare services and education to otherwise underserved individuals. This qualitative study explored how CHA/Ps support healthy families. Six CHA/Ps from two rural communities in western Alaska were interviewed about their scope of practice, interactions with mothers, infants, families, and teens, relationship to other medical providers, and perceptions of their work...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419134/development-of-mismatch-amplification-mutation-assays-for-the-differentiation-of-ms1-vaccine-strain-from-wild-type-mycoplasma-synoviae-and-ms-h-vaccine-strains
#20
Zsuzsa Kreizinger, Kinga Mária Sulyok, Dénes Grózner, Katinka Bekő, Ádám Dán, Zoltán Szabó, Miklós Gyuranecz
Mycoplasma synoviae is an economically significant pathogen in the poultry industry, inducing respiratory disease and infectious synovitis in chickens and turkeys, and eggshell apex abnormality in chickens. Eradication, medication and vaccination are the options for controlling M. synoviae infection. Currently there are two commercial, live, attenuated vaccines available against M. synoviae: the temperature sensitive MS-H vaccine strain and the NAD independent MS1 vaccine strain. Differentiation of vaccine strains from field isolates is essential during vaccination and eradication programs...
2017: PloS One
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