Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Indigenous children and children attending childcare centers in the Northern Territory, Australia, spanning pre- and post-vaccine eras

Jacups, Susan P., Morris, Peter S., and Leach, Amanda J. (2011) Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage in Indigenous children and children attending childcare centers in the Northern Territory, Australia, spanning pre- and post-vaccine eras. Vaccine, 29 (16). pp. 3083-3088.

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Abstract

This paper investigates Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) carriage in Indigenous children and children attending childcare centres in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1992–2005. More than 10 years after the introduction of the Hib conjugate vaccine, Hib carriage persists in Indigenous children (3.4%, 2003–2005) and children attending childcare centres (0.2%, 2004). This is the first Australian study to examine Hib carriage spanning the pre- and post-vaccination eras. Increasing carriage rates contribute to Hib disease resurgence especially in those with higher disease burdens, such as remote Indigenous Australians, ongoing carriage surveillance provides a sentinel warning system for invasive disease.

Item ID: 24566
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-2518
Keywords: haemophilus influenzae type b; vaccination; Indigenous Australian
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2013 06:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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