Multi-center surveillance for pneumonia & meningitis among children (<2 yr) for Hib vaccine probe trial preparation in India.

@article{Gupta2010MulticenterSF,
  title={Multi-center surveillance for pneumonia & meningitis among children (<2 yr) for Hib vaccine probe trial preparation in India.},
  author={Madhu Gupta and Rajesh Kumar and Alok K. Deb and Sujit Bhattacharya and Anuradha Bose and Jacob John and Vinohar Balraj and Nirmal Kumar Ganguly and Lalit Kant and Ambujam Nair Kapoor and James Watt and Jessica Shearer and Mathuram Santosham},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={131},
  pages={649-58}
}
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Severe clinical pneumonia and meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b in children less than 5 yr old is preventable by use of Hib vaccine. However, data on Hib burden in India are limited. To support an evidence-based decision for Hib vaccine introduction in India, a vaccine probe study was planned. This paper presents the results of the preparatory phase for such a study, which aimed to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized vaccine probe study… CONTINUE READING

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