New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) - Healthy Controls

Enhanced active surveillance of pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines and Enhanced Active Surveillance of Pediatric Respiratory Infections and Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Protocol Description

This study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will help researchers to learn more about the germs that cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or respiratory disease in children.


There is no direct benefit from participating in this study. The information we obtain from your child may help us better understand the germs that cause illnesses and if vaccines adequately protect children or not.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to certain exclusion criteria, the study is accepting participants of both genders, ages 14 days to less than 11 years of age, who have not experienced any recent cold symptoms or diarrhea.


There is one visit for this study. At this visit, we will:

  • Ask you to complete a set of survey questions about your child’s help and demographic information.
  • Obtain a nose and throat swab if your child is < 5 years old.
  • Obtain a stool sample or provide instructions on how to collect the sample at home and return it to the study team.
  • Review your child’s medical record.

This visit should take approximately 30 minutes.

Status: Open to Enrollment

Source(s) of Support

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Primary Investigator

Judith Martin, MD

Contact Information

For more information or to register to learn more, call 412-712-7668.