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Epidemiological studies of the 'non-specific effects' of vaccines: I--data collection in observational studies.

Abstract:

Routine vaccination programmes have led to substantial declines in the incidence of most of the target diseases. In these circumstances, vaccine effects beyond those on the target diseases may become evident. Several studies have suggested that certain vaccines may influence mortality in low income settings in ways that cannot be attributed to effects on target diseases. Trials of such 'non-specific' effects are difficult if not impossible to organise; and observational studies of them are pr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
14
Issue:
9
Pages:
969-976
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:067ea0ba-6177-400b-8f61-5cb78da0b15b
Source identifiers:
41312
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pubs:41312

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