Irja Davidkin

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint MMR vaccination and disease elimination: the Finnish experience
    Irja Davidkin
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Vaccination and Immune Protection, Helsinki, Finland
    Expert Rev Vaccines 9:1045-53. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Epidemiology of hepatitis A in Finland in 1990-2007
    Mia Broman
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 82:934-41. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Persistence of measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies in an MMR-vaccinated cohort: a 20-year follow-up
    Irja Davidkin
    National Public Health Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Infect Dis 197:950-6. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Waning Antibody Levels and Avidity: Implications for MMR Vaccine-Induced Protection
    Mia Kontio
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
    J Infect Dis 206:1542-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Measles, mumps, and rubella in Finland: 25 years of a nationwide elimination programme
    Heikki Peltola
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:796-803. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Cellular immunity to mumps virus in young adults 21 years after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination
    Sari Jokinen
    Department of Viral Diseases and Immunology, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Infect Dis 196:861-7. 2007
  7. doi request reprint The clinical picture of juvenile parotitis in a prospective setup
    Riitta Saarinen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 102:177-81. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Immunity after (re)vaccination of paediatric patients following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Helena Olkinuora
    Division of Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 101:e373-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Fever with rash in patients returning from popular tourist resort Phuket, Thailand: dengue--or measles?
    Anu Kantele
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Travel Med 19:317-9. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis A in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1997-2003
    Irja Davidkin
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 79:657-62. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint MMR vaccination and disease elimination: the Finnish experience
    Irja Davidkin
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Vaccination and Immune Protection, Helsinki, Finland
    Expert Rev Vaccines 9:1045-53. 2010
    ..Here we present an overview of MMR vaccinations and the Finnish experience of the MMR disease elimination process, and we describe surveillance activities in the era following elimination in Finland...
  2. doi request reprint Epidemiology of hepatitis A in Finland in 1990-2007
    Mia Broman
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 82:934-41. 2010
    ..The low seroprevalence, especially in younger age groups, makes the population vulnerable to infection, which can be compensated for by increasing the number of vaccinations...
  3. doi request reprint Persistence of measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies in an MMR-vaccinated cohort: a 20-year follow-up
    Irja Davidkin
    National Public Health Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Infect Dis 197:950-6. 2008
    ..The persistence of antibodies against measles, mumps, and rubella induced by the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and the kinetics of antibody decline after the second MMR vaccine dose were studied in the same cohort for 20 years...
  4. doi request reprint Waning Antibody Levels and Avidity: Implications for MMR Vaccine-Induced Protection
    Mia Kontio
    Department of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
    J Infect Dis 206:1542-8. 2012
    ..Waning of both the concentration as well as the avidity of antibodies might contribute to measles and mumps infections in twice-MMR-vaccinated individuals...
  5. doi request reprint Measles, mumps, and rubella in Finland: 25 years of a nationwide elimination programme
    Heikki Peltola
    Helsinki University Central Hospital, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:796-803. 2008
    ..To maintain the absence of these diseases, the adopted policy should continue, but the country should also be prepared for prompt supplementary vaccinations in the case of epidemic outbreaks...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cellular immunity to mumps virus in young adults 21 years after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination
    Sari Jokinen
    Department of Viral Diseases and Immunology, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Infect Dis 196:861-7. 2007
    ..However, the persistence of MMR vaccine-induced immunity in the absence of endemic infection has remained unknown...
  7. doi request reprint The clinical picture of juvenile parotitis in a prospective setup
    Riitta Saarinen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 102:177-81. 2013
    ..To characterize the features of juvenile parotitis in a prospective setup and epidemiology...
  8. doi request reprint Immunity after (re)vaccination of paediatric patients following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Helena Olkinuora
    Division of Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 101:e373-7. 2012
    ..Loss of specific immunity follows allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in the majority of cases. Responses to (re)vaccinations can be used as indicators of a functional immunological recovery...
  9. doi request reprint Fever with rash in patients returning from popular tourist resort Phuket, Thailand: dengue--or measles?
    Anu Kantele
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Travel Med 19:317-9. 2012
    ..In countries with no indigenous measles, clinicians may no longer recognize the disease. When left misdiagnosed, the patients continue to be potential transmitters...
  10. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis A in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1997-2003
    Irja Davidkin
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Med Virol 79:657-62. 2007
    ..The results indicate the usefulness of molecular epidemiological methods in studying changes in the circulating HAV strains and in tracing transmission routes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Etiology of mumps-like illnesses in children and adolescents vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella
    Irja Davidkin
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Infect Dis 191:719-23. 2005
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