Donatella Mandolini

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The epidemiology of pertussis in Italy is described by using data from the statutory notification system and from seroepidemiology studies. Starting from the 1990s, the incidence of pertussis in Italy has shown a sharp decline and is now at the lowest level ever reached. During this time period vaccination coverage has increased from 88% in 1998 to 95% in(More)
We conducted a study to assess the degree of varicella underreporting in Italy, and its distribution by age group and geographical area. Underreporting in individuals from 6 months to 20 years of age was computed as the ratio between the varicella seroprevalence in 1996 and the 1996 lifetime cumulative incidence based on statutory notifications. The degree(More)
The incidence of reported tetanus in Italy decreased from 0.5/100,000 in the 1970s to 0.2/100,000 in the 1990 s. During this period of time, the case-fatality ratio decreased from 68% to 39%. Italy has the highest reported number of tetanus cases in European countries. Elderly women are the most affected: the proportion of women aged over 64 years among(More)
BACKGROUND In Italy many diabetics still lack adequate care in general practice. We assessed the effectiveness of different strategies for the implementation of an evidence-based guideline for the management of non-complicated type 2 diabetes among General Practitioners (GPs) of Lazio region. METHODS Three-arm cluster-randomised controlled trial with GPs(More)
On the basis of seroprevalence and incidence data we describe the distribution of individuals susceptible and immune to measles in Italy in 1996-97. In regions where vaccination coverage was at least 70%, approximately 10% of 3-year-old children were susceptible to measles, whereas 40% were in this category in regions with lower vaccination coverage.(More)
Key epidemiological parameters (forces of infection, contact matrices, reproduction ratios) from the basic SEIR age structured model for childhood infectious diseases are estimated for all Italian regions from pre-vaccination case-notification data. Such parameters allow to summarise the pre-vaccination epidemiology of measles in the Italian regions,(More)
A mathematical model has been developed in order to assess the effect of extended programs of varicella vaccination on the epidemiology of the disease in Italy. The effect of different vaccination options have been estimated by the change in incidence of the disease and age distribution of cases over a short and long period of time. The developed(More)
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