Estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections higher than that of other infectious diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together, study says
A study published today by PLOS Medicine, estimates the combined burden of six healthcare-associated infections as being higher than that of diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together.
New tool calculates disability-adjusted life years, estimates burden of disease for infectious diseases
Two-dose varicella vaccination reduces the burden of disease and provides full protection
The ECDC Guidance on varicella vaccination states that a universal varicella childhood vaccination programme with two-doses has proven to provide full control and reduce the burden of the disease.
Comparative community burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza: results of the Flu Watch cohort study
In a large community study (Flu Watch), cohorts were prospectively studied across the UK during six periods (2006-2010) with the main aim to compare the burden and the severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza across different age groups over time.
Mumps: Burden of disease in France
Mumps is not a notifiable disease in France, and this study provides useful information by combining different data sources. The current incidence of mumps is somewhat higher than the average European (9 versus 3.2 per 100 000 per year) and authors sugges
Better methods and estimates of infectious disease burden
Better estimates of infectious disease burden are needed for effective planning and prioritising of limited public health resources.
Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview (WISO) and new study presenting global estimates of the burden seasonal influenza in children published
While Europe is experiencing low influenza activity a new study presenting global estimates of the burden of respiratory infections due to seasonal influenza in young children has been published online by the Lancet on the 11 November 2011