Melinda Wharton

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vaccine safety: current systems and recent findings
    Melinda Wharton
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E05, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 22:88-93. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Myocarditis, pericarditis, and dilated cardiomyopathy after smallpox vaccination among civilians in the United States, January-October 2003
    Juliette Morgan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 2Department of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S242-50. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Investigations of 2 cases of diphtheria-like illness due to toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans
    Tejpratap S P Tiwari
    Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:395-401. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Varicella susceptibility and validity of history among U.S. Coast Guard recruits: an outbreak-based study
    Laura Zimmerman
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Mil Med 168:404-7. 2003
  5. pmc Tracking varicella deaths: accuracy and completeness of death certificates and hospital discharge records, New York State, 1989-1995
    Karin Galil
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1248-50. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Serologic immunity to diphtheria and tetanus in the United States
    Geraldine M McQuillan
    Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:660-6. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Varicella disease after introduction of varicella vaccine in the United States, 1995-2000
    Jane F Seward
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Mailstop E 62, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 287:606-11. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of rubella in the 1990s: on the verge of elimination and new challenges for control and prevention
    Susan E Reef
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 287:464-72. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Ischemic cardiac events during the Department of Health and Human Services Smallpox Vaccination Program, 2003
    David L Swerdlow
    Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Monitoring and Response Activity, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S234-41. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Childhood immunization: exemptions and vaccine safety
    Melinda Wharton
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 33:34-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Vaccine safety: current systems and recent findings
    Melinda Wharton
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E05, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 22:88-93. 2010
    ..An understanding of vaccine safety is important for all immunization providers, who have responsibilities to identify, report, and prevent adverse events...
  2. doi request reprint Myocarditis, pericarditis, and dilated cardiomyopathy after smallpox vaccination among civilians in the United States, January-October 2003
    Juliette Morgan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 2Department of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S242-50. 2008
    ..We describe an association between smallpox vaccination, using the US vaccinia strain, and myo/pericarditis among civilians...
  3. doi request reprint Investigations of 2 cases of diphtheria-like illness due to toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans
    Tejpratap S P Tiwari
    Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:395-401. 2008
    ..A second, nonfatal case occurred in a 66-year-old female Tennessee resident who received erythromycin and diphtheria antitoxin...
  4. ncbi request reprint Varicella susceptibility and validity of history among U.S. Coast Guard recruits: an outbreak-based study
    Laura Zimmerman
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Mil Med 168:404-7. 2003
    ..Although immunity among recruits was high, varicella outbreaks may occur in closed adult settings due to the high risks of exposure and transmission. Varicella vaccination can prevent these costly, disruptive outbreaks...
  5. pmc Tracking varicella deaths: accuracy and completeness of death certificates and hospital discharge records, New York State, 1989-1995
    Karin Galil
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1248-50. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Serologic immunity to diphtheria and tetanus in the United States
    Geraldine M McQuillan
    Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:660-6. 2002
    ..Serologic data on diseases that are preventable by vaccine are useful to evaluate the success of immunization programs and to identify susceptible subgroups...
  7. ncbi request reprint Varicella disease after introduction of varicella vaccine in the United States, 1995-2000
    Jane F Seward
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Mailstop E 62, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 287:606-11. 2002
    ..Before licensure of varicella vaccine in 1995, varicella was a universal childhood disease in the United States, causing 4 million cases, 11,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths every year...
  8. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of rubella in the 1990s: on the verge of elimination and new challenges for control and prevention
    Susan E Reef
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 287:464-72. 2002
    ..Reported rubella cases are at record low levels; however, cases and outbreaks have occurred, primarily among unvaccinated foreign-born adults...
  9. doi request reprint Ischemic cardiac events during the Department of Health and Human Services Smallpox Vaccination Program, 2003
    David L Swerdlow
    Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Monitoring and Response Activity, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:S234-41. 2008
    ..10; 95% PI, 3.5-15.7). After persons with >/=3 cardiac risk factors or known heart disease were deferred from vaccination, no ICEs were reported among an additional 6638 vaccinees...
  10. ncbi request reprint Childhood immunization: exemptions and vaccine safety
    Melinda Wharton
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 33:34-7. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint Philosophic objection to vaccination as a risk for tetanus among children younger than 15 years
    Elizabeth Fair
    Division of Epidemiology, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E2. 2002
    ..The objectives of this article are to describe reported cases of tetanus in children in the United States and to identify the reasons for lack of protection against tetanus...
  12. ncbi request reprint Vaccine policy changes and epidemiology of poliomyelitis in the United States
    Lorraine Niño Alexander
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 292:1696-701. 2004
    ..To reduce the VAPP burden, national vaccination policy changed in 1997 from reliance on OPV to options for a sequential schedule of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) followed by OPV. In 2000, an exclusive IPV schedule was adopted...