The impact of an integrated electronic immunization registry and logistics management information system (EIR-eLMIS) on vaccine availability in three regions in Tanzania: A pre-post and time-series analysis.

The objective of this study is to estimate the impact of this intervention on vaccine availability. METHODS: Monthly stock-out data were collected from paper registers at facilities, an Excel-based system at districts, and the new system (TImR) across all 924 health facilities in Arusha, Tanga and Kilimanjaro Regions. Six months of stockout rates pre- and post-introduction, by antigen, were compared via a two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). A mixed-effects logistic regression model with the TImR data identified predictors of vaccine availability across antigens. FINDINGS: Post-introduction, ANOVA models estimated that overall stock-out rates declined from a monthly average of 7.1% to 2.1% (p 
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese findings indicate the curative and immunoregulatory properties of baicalin and have direct practical and clinical relevance for the treatment of RV-DH enteritis in humans.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our review highlights similarities and differences in the application of the test-negative design that deserve further examination. If vaccination reduces disease severity in breakthrough infections, particular care must be taken in interpreting vaccine effectiveness estimates from test-negative design studies.
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Methods Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to detect, quantify, and assess the risk of infection and illness for Group A Rotavirus (RVA) in the watersheds of the Santa Lucia and Uruguay rivers in Uruguay. Monthly sampling was carried out for one year in six sites in the watershed of the Santa Luc ía River and four in the Uruguay River. All the collection sites are used for recreational activities. Viral concentration was performed with the adsorption–elution method, and detection and quantification of RVA was carried out by TaqMan quantitative PCR (qPCR). Quantitative microbial risk asses sment was applied to estimate ...
Source: Food and Environmental Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
With rotavirus vaccination rates lagging behind those of other childhood vaccines, many children still suffer from severe rotavirus disease. Here are five things to know.CDC Expert Commentary
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news
This study suggests a limited impact of gut microbial taxa on response to oral rotavirus vaccination among infants; however, additional research is needed to improve our understanding of the impact of gut microbiome on vaccine response, toward a goal of improving vaccine efficacy and rotavirus prevention. PMID: 31802728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
This study examined the RV vaccine effectiveness against risk of hospitalization based on a retrospective cohort study and the impact of public expense for the RV vaccine on this regional RV gastroenteritis epidemic. The vaccination coverage was significantly higher in children in Shari and Koshimizu than in Abashiri (87.8% vs. 42.7%, respectively, p
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
Human group A rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis in young children worldwide. Immunization programs have reduced the disease burden in many countries. Vaccination coverage in the Au...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract Species A rotaviruses (RVAs) can package additional homologous genomic sequences which have emerged by partial duplication events (genome rearrangements). Due to the availability of a plasmid only-based reverse genetics system for RVs, various heterologous sequences have been rescued as fusion genes into viable RVAs. Using cryo-electron microscopy, the native structures of the dsRNA genome of Cytoplasmic Polyhedrosis Virus, a member of the Cypovirus genus of the Reoviridae, and partially of Rotavirus and Orbivirus, have been determined. These structural and some functional data were used to calculate the ...
Source: Virus Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virus Res Source Type: research
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