Decrease in effectiveness of routine surveillance of Haemophilus influenzae disease after introduction of conjugate vaccine: comparison of routine reporting with active surveillance system
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Decrease in effectiveness of routine surveillance of Haemophilus influenzae disease after introduction of conjugate vaccine: comparison of routine reporting with active surveillance system. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 321 (7263). pp. 731-732. ISSN 0959-8138Full text not available from this repository.
In October 1992 routine immunisation with Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine was introduced in the United Kingdom, and the incidence of disease was subsequently reported to have decreased 15-fold.(1) The surveillance systems in place were primarily routine and were known to underestimate the burden of invasive H influenzae disease.(2) This study aimed to determine whether underreporting continued after introduction of the conjugate vaccine, and how this might affect the reported success of the vaccine. Results of routine surveillance were compared with active surveillance for invasive H influenzae disease in the West Midlands health region of England.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|Publisher:||BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP|
|Official Date:||23 September 2000|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 731-732|
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