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Changing epidemiology of pertussis in the United States: increasing reported incidence among adolescents and adults, 1990-1996.
Since 1990, the reported incidence of pertussis has increased in the United States with peaks occurring every 3-4 years. On the basis of analysis of pertussis cases reported to the Centers forExpand
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Has the 2005 measles mortality reduction goal been achieved? A natural history modelling study
BACKGROUND In 2002, the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children adopted a goal to reduce deaths owing to measles by half by the end of 2005, compared with 1999 estimates. We describe effortsExpand
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Population-based incidence of pertussis among adolescents and adults, Minnesota, 1995-1996.
To estimate the incidence of pertussis, a prospective study was done among members of a managed care organization in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Of 212 patients 10-49 years old enrolled fromExpand
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Vaccine policy changes and epidemiology of poliomyelitis in the United States.
CONTEXT The last case of poliomyelitis in the United States due to indigenously acquired wild poliovirus occurred in 1979; however, as a consequence of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) use that began inExpand
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Estimates of measles case fatality ratios: a comprehensive review of community-based studies.
BACKGROUND Global deaths from measles have decreased notably in past decades, due to both increases in immunization rates and decreases in measles case fatality ratios (CFRs). While some aspects ofExpand
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Epidemiology of poliomyelitis in the United States one decade after the last reported case of indigenous wild virus-associated disease.
Poliomyelitis caused by wild poliovirus has been virtually nonexistent in the United States since 1980, and vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) has emerged as the predominant form ofExpand
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Assessment of the 2010 global measles mortality reduction goal: results from a model of surveillance data
BACKGROUND In 2008 all WHO member states endorsed a target of 90% reduction in measles mortality by 2010 over 2000 levels. We developed a model to estimate progress made towards this goal. METHODSExpand
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Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease in the United States, 1994-1995: near disappearance of a vaccine-preventable childhood disease.
We analyzed national Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) surveillance data from 1994 and 1995 to describe the epidemiology of Hi invasive disease among persons of all ages. Serotype data were available forExpand
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Factors determining prevalence of maternal antibody to measles virus throughout infancy: a review.
The effectiveness of vaccination against measles, the leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths in infants globally, is greatly impacted by the level of maternal antibody to measles virus (orExpand
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Risk of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in Latin America, 1989-91.
A major factor influencing the success of poliomyelitis eradication in the Americas was the reliance on mass immunization campaigns with oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). As global poliomyelitisExpand
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