Contributions of Native Americans to the global control of infectious diseases

Mathuram Santosham, Raymond Reid, Aruna Chandran, Eugene V. Millar, James P. Watt, Robert Weatherholtz, Connie Donaldson, Janné Croll, Lawrence H. Moulton, Claudette M. Thompson, George R. Siber, Katherine L. O'Brien

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Abstract

For over a half of a century, Native American populations have participated in numerous studies regarding the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. These studies have resulted in measures to prevent morbidity and mortality from many infectious diseases. The lessons learned from these studies and their resultant prevention or treatment interventions have been applied around the world, and have had a major impact in the reduction of global childhood morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2366-2374
Number of pages9
JournalVaccine
Volume25
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2007

Keywords

  • BCG
  • Clinical trials
  • H. influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Native Americans
  • Pneumococcus
  • Rotavirus
  • Trachoma
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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