Shortage of vaccines during a yellow fever outbreak in Guinea.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18258
Title:
Shortage of vaccines during a yellow fever outbreak in Guinea.
Authors:
Nathan, N; Barry, M; Van Herp, M; Zeller, H
Journal:
Lancet
Abstract:
A yellow fever epidemic erupted in Guinea in September, 2000. From Sept 4, 2000, to Jan 7, 2001, 688 instances of the disease and 225 deaths were reported. The diagnosis was laboratory confirmed by IgM detection in more than 40 patients. A mass vaccination campaign was limited by insufficient international stocks. After the epidemic in Guinea, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control decided that 2 million doses of 17D yellow fever vaccine, being stored as part of a UNICEF stockpile, should be used only in response to outbreaks.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, 75011, Paris, France. nnathan@epicentre.msf.org
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18258
PubMed ID:
11784630
Additional Links:
http://www.thelancet.com
Language:
en
ISSN:
0140-6736
Appears in Collections:
Vaccination

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNathan, N-
dc.contributor.authorBarry, M-
dc.contributor.authorVan Herp, M-
dc.contributor.authorZeller, H-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-14T11:07:43Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-14T11:07:43Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationShortage of vaccines during a yellow fever outbreak in Guinea., 358 (9299):2129-30 Lancet-
dc.identifier.issn0140-6736-
dc.identifier.pmid11784630-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18258-
dc.description.abstractA yellow fever epidemic erupted in Guinea in September, 2000. From Sept 4, 2000, to Jan 7, 2001, 688 instances of the disease and 225 deaths were reported. The diagnosis was laboratory confirmed by IgM detection in more than 40 patients. A mass vaccination campaign was limited by insufficient international stocks. After the epidemic in Guinea, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control decided that 2 million doses of 17D yellow fever vaccine, being stored as part of a UNICEF stockpile, should be used only in response to outbreaks.-
dc.languageElsevier-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.thelancet.com-
dc.rightsReproduced on this site with permission of Elsevier Ltd. Please see www.TheLancet.com for further relevant comment.en_GB
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshGuinea-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshYellow Fever-
dc.subject.meshYellow Fever Vaccine-
dc.titleShortage of vaccines during a yellow fever outbreak in Guinea.-
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, 75011, Paris, France. nnathan@epicentre.msf.org-
dc.identifier.journalLancet-

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