Jamie M. Lewis

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OBJECTIVE Electronic immunization information systems (IISs) are now established in almost all US states. We used the IIS in Minnesota, Georgia, and Connecticut for immunization data and as the source of 1 of 2 control groups to measure pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) effectiveness (VE) using case-control methodology. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
A real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR) assay using the recombinant thermostable Thermus thermophilus (rTth) enzyme was developed to detect and quantify rotavirus A (RVA). By using rTth polymerase, significant improvement was achieved over the existing real-time RT-PCR assays, which require denaturation of the RVA double-stranded RNA(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of the SURVAC pilot project was to strengthen disease surveillance and response in three countries; Cameroon (CAE), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR). METHODS Seven laboratories involved in rotavirus surveillance were provided with equipment, reagents and supplies. CDC and WHO staff provided(More)
DRAFT: Do not distribute or cite without permission from the authors. This paper is released to inform interested parties of ongoing research and to encourage discussion of work in progress. The views expressed on statistical and methodological issues are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the U.S. Census Bureau. NOTE: The estimates in this(More)
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