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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 454: Multipurpose Serological Surveys and World Health Organization Serum Reference Banks

By A. C. Allison

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 454: Multipurpose Serological Surveys and World Health Organization Serum Reference Banks  
Author: A. C. Allison
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Allison, A. C. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 454. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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INTRODUCTION In the decade since the 1958 meeting of the WHO Study Group on Immunological and Haematological Surveys,l many advances have occurred in technical methods for processing and testing human and animal sera. Similar progress has taken place in collecting, storing, and retrieving data from both the field and laboratory, primarily because of the development and availability of electronic computers. Accompanying these technical developments, scientsc studies based upon large collections of either human or animal sera ha\-e steadily increased in number. Despite these advances, the basic purposes and objectives of sero-epidemiological surveys as set forth in the report of the WHO Study Group 1 remain essentially unchanged. In brief, the Study Group held that : A serological survey . . ., in conjunction with other epidemiological information, enables an estimate to be made of the public health importance of many infections, as well as an appreciation of the potential importance of infections which may be clinically inapparent at the time but whch may still be transmissible or may become clinically apparent in the future, sometimes in epidemic form, under the influence of changing epidemiological circumstances. The Study Group further noted that : . . . blood contains many substances other than antibodies, the examination of which is of public health importance and of scientific interest to experts in a number of different disciplines.

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CONTENTS page 1 . Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 2 . Studies indicated within the immediate future . . . . . . . . .11 2.1 Serological investigations of infection . . . . . . . . . . .11 2.2 Epidemiological surveillance of infections of man and animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 2.3 Planning and evaluation of vaccination programmes . . . .19 2.4 Genetic markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 2.5 Biochemical markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 2.6 Immunological methods of quantitative analysis . . . . .31

 
 



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