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Recent EPI Publications

Immunogenicity and safety of fractional doses of 17D-213 yellow fever vaccine in children (YEFE): a randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority substudy of a phase 4 trial

Current supply shortages constrain yellow fever vaccination activities, particularly outbreak response. Although fractional doses of all WHO-prequalified yellow fever vaccines have been shown to be safe and immunogenic in a randomised controlled trial in adults, they have not been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial in young children (9–59 months old).

Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in dogs with Dirofilaria immitis

Infection by the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, causes significant cardiopulmonary disease, with progression impacted by increasing parasite numbers and duration of infection. The renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) is an important mediator of cardiac and pulmonary disease.

A Brief Evaluation of Copper Resistance Mobile Genetic Island in the Bacterial Leaf Spot Pathogen, Xanthomonas euvesicatoria pv. perforans

Due to the continuous use of copper containing bactericides without effective alternative bactericides, copper resistance has become more prevalent in plant pathogens, including Xanthomonas euvesicatoria pv. perforans (formerly Xanthomonas perforans), a predominant cause of bacterial leaf spot disease of tomato and pepper in the Southeastern United States.