Lecture 4 - Epidemiology & vaccines

Lecture 4 - Epidemiology & vaccines - EPIDEMIOLOGY...

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EVO EPIDEMIOLOGY AND VACCINES Edwin Oaks, Ph.D. George Mason University Fall 2008
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EVO EPIDEMIOLOGY Epidemiology : Study of the causes, distribution and control of disease in populations Important for designing and using effective vaccines Goal is to identify target population for most effective use of vaccine If proper population is identified - disease control is possible Must identify pathogen causing disease One organism? Multiple related organisms (eg Shigella ) Species ( S. flexneri , S. dysenteriae, S. sonnei, S. boydii ) Serotypes ( S flexneri 1, 2a, 2b, 3, 5a, 5b, 6) Strains ( S. flexneri 2a, 2457T)
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EVO EPIDEMIOLOGY, cont. Geographical distribution of pathogen/disease In developing countries Developed countries Climate (tropical, temperate, etc) Malaria, yellow fever (mostly tropical) Urban vs rural Goal is to identify population that to receive vaccine Population susceptible to disease Age Sex Occupation Other (traveler’s, military, immunocompromised, students)
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EVO EPIDEMIOLOGY, cont. Mode of transmission of the pathogen
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