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The comparative sero-epidemiology of varicella zoster virus in 11 countries in the European region.
The European sero-epidemiology network (ESEN2) aims to standardise serological surveillance of varicella zoster virus (VZV) in 11 participant countries. In each country, serum banks were collectedExpand
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Parvovirus B19 infection in five European countries: seroepidemiology, force of infection and maternal risk of infection
SUMMARY We conducted a seroprevalence survey in Belgium, Finland, England & Wales, Italy and Poland on 13 449 serum samples broadly representative in terms of geography and age. Samples were testedExpand
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Comparative Survival of Faecal and Human Contaminants and Use of Staphylococcus aureus as an Effective Indicator of Human Pollution
Comparative survival tests of faecal coliforms (FC), faecal streptococci (FS), Salmonella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus grown in sea (35‰ of salinity) and brackish water (27‰ of salinity) wereExpand
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Evaluation of the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of a DTPa-HBV-IPV combination vaccine Co-administered with a hib conjugate vaccine either as a single injection of a hexavalent combination or as
A combined DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib vaccine containing diphtheria (D), tetanus (T), acellular pertussis (Pa), hepatitis B (HBV) and types 1, 2 and 3 inactivated polioviruses (IPV) extemporaneously mixed withExpand
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Rotavirus detection in environmental water samples by tangential flow ultrafiltration and RT-nested PCR
Environmental monitoring was conducted in Otranto (Italy), from January 2006 to April 2007, to monitor the circulation of rotaviruses in various water matrices (raw and treated sewage, surface watersExpand
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Measles serological survey in the Italian population: interpretation of results using mixture model.
In 2003-2004, a national measles seroprevalence study was conducted in Italy and data were analysed by using both commercial ELISA cut-off, and by applying a mixture model. Results of the two methodsExpand
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Hospitalizations for pertussis in Italy, 1999–2009: analysis of the hospital discharge database
Even if the incidence of pertussis has greatly decreased after the adoption of immunization, it still remains a relevant cause of death in infants in their first years of life. At national level,Expand
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The seroepidemiology of rubella in western Europe
Most of the countries in western Europe have now implemented mass infant rubella immunization programmes, instead of or in addition to selective vaccination in order to achieve the elimination ofExpand
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The European Sero-Epidemiology Network: standardizing the enzyme immunoassay results for measles, mumps and rubella
The ESEN (European Sero-Epidemiology Network) project was established to harmonize the seroepidemiology of five vaccine preventable infections including measles, mumps and rubella in eight EuropeanExpand
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Pertussis: A Review of Disease Epidemiology Worldwide and in Italy
Pertussis continues to be a relevant public-health issue. The high coverage rates achieved have decreased the spread of the pathogen, but the waning of immunity implies a relevant role of adolescentsExpand
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