J Wallinga

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Optimal allocation of pandemic influenza vaccine depends on age, risk and timing
    Sido D Mylius
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, P O Box 1, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 26:3742-9. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of measles dynamics in a vaccinated population
    J Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 21:2643-50. 2003
  3. pmc How generation intervals shape the relationship between growth rates and reproductive numbers
    J Wallinga
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 274:599-604. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Perspective: human contact patterns and the spread of airborne infectious diseases
    J Wallinga
    Dept of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Trends Microbiol 7:372-7. 1999
  5. pmc Optimizing infectious disease interventions during an emerging epidemic
    Jacco Wallinga
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:923-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Using data on social contacts to estimate age-specific transmission parameters for respiratory-spread infectious agents
    Jacco Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 164:936-44. 2006
  7. pmc A measles epidemic threshold in a highly vaccinated population
    Jacco Wallinga
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 2:e316. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Different epidemic curves for severe acute respiratory syndrome reveal similar impacts of control measures
    Jacco Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 160:509-16. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Options for improvement of the Dutch measles vaccination schedule
    S van den Hof
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, Bilthoven BA 3720, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 21:721-4. 2003
  10. pmc Protecting the vaccinating population in the face of a measles epidemic: assessing the impact of adjusted vaccination schedules
    S van den Hof
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 128:47-57. 2002

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Optimal allocation of pandemic influenza vaccine depends on age, risk and timing
    Sido D Mylius
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, P O Box 1, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 26:3742-9. 2008
    ..If available at the start, vaccinating school children might be considered since this results in slightly lower expected number of deaths...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of measles dynamics in a vaccinated population
    J Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 21:2643-50. 2003
    ..A potential application of the proposed method lies in detecting the loss of herd immunity and assessing the risk of major outbreaks in vaccinated populations...
  3. pmc How generation intervals shape the relationship between growth rates and reproductive numbers
    J Wallinga
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 274:599-604. 2007
    ..Furthermore, we show that by taking the generation interval distribution equal to the observed distribution, it is possible to obtain an empirical estimate of the reproductive number...
  4. ncbi request reprint Perspective: human contact patterns and the spread of airborne infectious diseases
    J Wallinga
    Dept of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Trends Microbiol 7:372-7. 1999
    ....
  5. pmc Optimizing infectious disease interventions during an emerging epidemic
    Jacco Wallinga
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:923-8. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Using data on social contacts to estimate age-specific transmission parameters for respiratory-spread infectious agents
    Jacco Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 164:936-44. 2006
    ..These findings have important implications for controlling future outbreaks of novel respiratory-spread infectious agents...
  7. pmc A measles epidemic threshold in a highly vaccinated population
    Jacco Wallinga
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 2:e316. 2005
    ..These two explanations for the irregular sequence of measles outbreaks can be tested against observations of both the fraction of susceptible individuals and infection attack rates...
  8. ncbi request reprint Different epidemic curves for severe acute respiratory syndrome reveal similar impacts of control measures
    Jacco Wallinga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 160:509-16. 2004
    ..In controlling SARS outbreaks, timely alerts have been essential: Delaying the institution of control measures by 1 week would have nearly tripled the epidemic size and would have increased the expected epidemic duration by 4 weeks...
  9. ncbi request reprint Options for improvement of the Dutch measles vaccination schedule
    S van den Hof
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, Bilthoven BA 3720, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 21:721-4. 2003
    ..Advancing the age of second MMR vaccination prevents considerably more cases among vaccinees than an extra early measles vaccination or advancing the age of first MMR vaccination...
  10. pmc Protecting the vaccinating population in the face of a measles epidemic: assessing the impact of adjusted vaccination schedules
    S van den Hof
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 128:47-57. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Sudden deaths following influenza vaccination: can this be expected?
    M A B van der Sande
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Centre Infectious Disease Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 26:379-82. 2008
    ..In November 2006, four Dutch people, aged 53, 58, 80 and 88, died unexpectedly on the day they had received their influenza vaccination. A rapid epidemiological assessment was needed to quantify the risk of a causal association...
  12. pmc Ring vaccination and smallpox control
    Mirjam Kretzschmar
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:832-41. 2004
    ..When faced with the decision of whether to rely on ring vaccination, the public health community should be aware that an epidemic might take time to subside even for an eventually successful intervention strategy...
  13. doi request reprint Targeted BCG vaccination against severe tuberculosis in low-prevalence settings: epidemiologic and economic assessment
    Hester Korthals Altes
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 20:562-8. 2009
    ..We combined an epidemiologic analysis with a cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of targeted strategies...
  14. doi request reprint Dynamic versus static models in cost-effectiveness analyses of anti-viral drug therapy to mitigate an influenza pandemic
    Anna K Lugnér
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Health Econ 19:518-31. 2010
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint [Combating the new influenza A (H1N1) virus. II. Surveillance and non-pharmaceutical interventions]
    Marianne A B van der Sande
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Centrum Infectieziektebestrijding, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A771. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Molecular sequence data of hepatitis B virus and genetic diversity after vaccination
    W Marijn van Ballegooijen
    RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1455-63. 2009
    ..The authors argue that molecular sequence data provide a powerful additional monitoring instrument, next to conventional case registration, for assessing the impact of vaccination...
  17. pmc Transmission of novel influenza A(H1N1) in households with post-exposure antiviral prophylaxis
    Michiel van Boven
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e11442. 2010
    ..These are widely believed to be key in supporting propagating spread, and it is therefore of importance to assess the transmission levels of the virus in such settings...
  18. pmc Patient referral patterns and the spread of hospital-acquired infections through national health care networks
    Tjibbe Donker
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS Comput Biol 6:e1000715. 2010
    ..Any comparison of MRSA rates between hospitals, as a benchmark for hospital hygiene, should therefore take the position of a hospital within the network into account...
  19. pmc Estimation of measles vaccine efficacy and critical vaccination coverage in a highly vaccinated population
    Michiel van Boven
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 7:1537-44. 2010
    ..971, 95% credible interval: 0.961-0.978). We discuss the implications for measles elimination from highly vaccinated populations...
  20. pmc How hepatitis D virus can hinder the control of hepatitis B virus
    Maria Xiridou
    Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e5247. 2009
    ..Since the presence of hepatitis D is associated with suppressed HBV replication and possibly infectivity, it is reasonable to speculate that hepatitis D may facilitate the control of HBV...
  21. doi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination and changes in sexual risk behaviour among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam
    M Xiridou
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 137:504-12. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the vaccination campaign is effective and should be intensified. High-risk men should be targeted for vaccination and for risk reduction...
  22. ncbi request reprint Modelling the impact of vaccination strategies
    J Wallinga
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 60:67-75; discussion 76-7. 2002
    ..We shall confront the findings with observations, and we shall review some practical cases where modelling vaccination strategies has provided crucial insights into how vaccination affects patterns of disease incidence...
  23. pmc Estimation of measles reproduction ratios and prospects for elimination of measles by vaccination in some Western European countries
    J Wallinga
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 127:281-95. 2001
    ..6% and 98.1%. Of the eight evaluated vaccination programmes, four have vaccine coverage below the lower bound and allow measles to persist, and four have vaccine coverage at the upper bound and may eventually eliminate measles...
  24. pmc Enhanced hygiene measures and norovirus transmission during an outbreak
    Janneke C M Heijne
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:24-30. 2009
    ..This reduction was unexpectedly large but still below the reduction needed to contain a norovirus outbreak. Even more stringent control measures are required to break the chain of transmission of norovirus...
  25. pmc Frequency of adverse events after vaccination with different vaccinia strains
    Mirjam Kretzschmar
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    PLoS Med 3:e272. 2006
    ..We conducted a systematic review and statistical analysis of historical data concerning vaccination against smallpox with different strains of vaccinia virus...
  26. doi request reprint The 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic. Management and vaccination strategies in The Netherlands
    M A B van der Sande
    RIVM Centre Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:67-75. 2013
    ..Established prepared protocols enabled timely coordinated responses. In preparing for the worst, sufficient attention must be given to preparing for a mild scenario as well...
  27. doi request reprint Assessing potential introduction of universal or targeted hepatitis A vaccination in the Netherlands
    A W M Suijkerbuijk
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vaccine 30:5199-205. 2012
    ..However, because susceptibility to hepatitis A is increasing in the group with the highest risk of developing severe complications upon infections, careful monitoring of the epidemiology of hepatitis A remains important...
  28. pmc Unravelling transmission trees of infectious diseases by combining genetic and epidemiological data
    R J F Ypma
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 279:444-50. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the estimated tree reveals the relative infectiousness of farms of different types and sizes...
  29. doi request reprint The effect of mask use on the spread of influenza during a pandemic
    Nicole C J Brienen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Risk Anal 30:1210-8. 2010
    ..Mask use also reduces the reproduction number, possibly even to levels sufficient for containing an influenza outbreak...
  30. pmc Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseases
    Joel Mossong
    Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    PLoS Med 5:e74. 2008
    ..We conducted a population-based prospective survey of mixing patterns in eight European countries using a common paper-diary methodology...
  31. doi request reprint A simple explanation for the low impact of border control as a countermeasure to the spread of an infectious disease
    Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba
    Department of Mathematics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
    Math Biosci 214:70-2. 2008
    ..It can be used to predict the corresponding results in quite complex disease spread models and has the advantage of providing easy qualitative understanding of the effects of this kind of intervention...
  32. doi request reprint Rate-difference method proved satisfactory in estimating the influenza burden in primary care visits
    Angelique G S C Jansen
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:803-12. 2008
    ..To compare different methods to estimate the disease burden of influenza, using influenza and respiratory syncytial virus-(RSV) associated primary care data as an example...