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Surveillance tools for meningitis sentinel hospital surveillance: field guide to rapidly estimate the hospital catchment population (denominator) and the annual rate of hospitalisations

World Health Organization, (2015)


The document will provide information for Ministries of Health and hospital sentinel sites on why and how to determine the denominator of at-risk children <5 years of age and rate of meningitis hospitalizations for a sentinel hospital site conducting IB-VPD surveillance. Such a methodology is currently unavailable and this estimation is critical to enable interpretation of surveillance data, particularly pre- and post- vaccine introduction
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/173697/1/...


Management of a Measles Epidemic

Corinne Danet, and Florence Fermon, Eds.: Médecins Sans Frontières, (2013)


Practical guide for doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, medical auxiliaries and logisticians
http://refbooks.msf.org/msf_docs/en/measles/measle...


Meningitis Outbreak Response in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christina Brandes-Barbier, Véronique Millot, Tomas Allen et al, Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2014)


WHO Guideline. Since 2010, countries in the meningitis belt have started to introduce a new serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine conferring individual protection and herd immunity. Following the successful roll-out of this vaccine, epidemics due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A (NmA) are disappearing, but other serogroups (e.g. NmW, NmX and NmC) still cause epidemics, albeit at a lower frequency and of a smaller size. Due to these changes, WHO organized the review of the evidence to provide recommendations for epidemic control, related to operational thresholds for investigation and response to outbreaks, the use of rapid diagnostic tests, antibiotic regimens in epidemics, and prophylaxis for household contacts of cases
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/144727/1/...


Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cryptococcal Disease: 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

John R. Perfect, William E. Dismukes, Francoise Dromer, et al., Eds.: Infectious Diseases Society of America, (2010)


Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010; 50:291–322
http://www.inpracticeafrica.com/~/media/Guidelines...


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