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The goals of this multi-center observational study by the New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) are to help researchers learn more about the germs that cause acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and acute respiratory illness (ARI) in children and to improve our understanding of how well vaccines prevent these illnesses.
Children of both genders, under the age of 18, who are admitted to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh or who are being treated in the Emergency department for respiratory illness or for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may be eligible for enrollment into the study based on inclusion criteria.
Males and Females: Up through 17 years of age
Researchers will collect information on the child’s health, symptoms, vaccination record, and demographics. For analytical purposes, certain biologic samples will also be collected, determined by whether the child is enrolled in the AGE or ARI component of the study.
Duration: Not applicable
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New Vaccine Surveillance Network
Emergency Medicine Research
John Williams, MD
For more information about the study or registration, please contact:
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator Nicole Naylor (Machi), BSN, RN, CPEN
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One Children’s Hospital Way
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