Community effect of haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India

Valsan Philip Verghese, Ingrid K. Friberg, Thomas Cherian, Palany Raghupathy, V. Balaji, M. K. Lalitha, Kurien Thomas, T. Jacob John, Mark C. Steinhoff

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Abstract

We assessed the effect of distribution of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in the private health care sector on Hib meningitis admissions at a referral hospital in India. The annual mean number of Hib cases was 10.7 before Hib vaccine introduction, falling to 3.8 cases following introduction (P <0.0001). By contrast, the mean of annual numbers of pneumococcal cases were 3.0 and 4.6, (P = 0.55). Even at relatively low coverage through private sector distribution, Hib vaccine has significant community impact on Hib disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-740
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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Keywords

  • Asia
  • H. influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine
  • India
  • Meningitis
  • Surveillance

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Verghese, V. P., Friberg, I. K., Cherian, T., Raghupathy, P., Balaji, V., Lalitha, M. K., ... Steinhoff, M. C. (2009). Community effect of haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 28(8), 738-740. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e318199f2a1

Community effect of haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. / Verghese, Valsan Philip; Friberg, Ingrid K.; Cherian, Thomas; Raghupathy, Palany; Balaji, V.; Lalitha, M. K.; Thomas, Kurien; John, T. Jacob; Steinhoff, Mark C.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 28, No. 8, 08.2009, p. 738-740.

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Verghese, VP, Friberg, IK, Cherian, T, Raghupathy, P, Balaji, V, Lalitha, MK, Thomas, K, John, TJ & Steinhoff, MC 2009, 'Community effect of haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 738-740. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e318199f2a1
Verghese, Valsan Philip ; Friberg, Ingrid K. ; Cherian, Thomas ; Raghupathy, Palany ; Balaji, V. ; Lalitha, M. K. ; Thomas, Kurien ; John, T. Jacob ; Steinhoff, Mark C. / Community effect of haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 28, No. 8. pp. 738-740.
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