Recent News

Apr 18, 2017

News Scan for Apr 18, 2017

Zika birth defects in Puerto Rico
MERS in Qatar
Yellow fever in Brazil
Measles travel alerts
Meningitis vaccine shortage
Chikungunya in Pakistan
Mar 28, 2017

News Scan for Mar 28, 2017

New NIH cuts
Yellow fever from Suriname
Measles in Europe
C diff in surgical patients
New chikungunya cases
Food safety in cookbooks
Nov 10, 2016

News Scan for Nov 10, 2016

FluMist investigation findings
Saudi MERS total grows
Measles update
Legionella adaptation
Oct 28, 2016

News Scan for Oct 28, 2016

Deadly measles complication
Meningitis B vaccine impact
NIH Ebola funds
Oct 24, 2016

News Scan for Oct 24, 2016

New Saudi MERS cases
Avian flu in India, Bhutan
Imported malaria profile
Oct 07, 2016

News Scan for Oct 07, 2016

Salmonella from live poultry
High-dose colistin
Vaccines in young kids
Ebola vaccine contract
Polio in Nigeria
Oct 06, 2016

News Scan for Oct 06, 2016

HPV vaccine uptake
Mumps in Arkansas
Amish measles outbreak lessons
Global burden of disease
Sep 27, 2016
Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Sep 21, 2016

News Scan for Sep 21, 2016

Saudi MERS case
HPV vaccine herd immunity
Hong Kong measles-free
Pneumococcal vaccine cost
Aug 08, 2016

News Scan for Aug 08, 2016

H3N2v cases in US
Yellow fever vaccine update
Saudi Arabia MERS case
Anthrax vaccine developments
Measles in Myanmar
AI in Ghana and Denmark
Polio eradication

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aaby P, Ravn H, Benn CS, et al. Randomized trials comparing inactivated vaccine after medium-or high-titer measles vaccine with standard titer measles vaccine after inactivated vaccine: a meta-analysis. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Nov;35(11):1232-41

Bednarczyk RA, Orenstein WA, Omer SB. Estimating the number of measles-susceptible children and adolescents in the United States using data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen). Am J Epidemiol 2016 (published online Jun 23)

Byberg S, Thysen SM, Rodrigues A, et al. A general measles vaccination campaign in urban Guinea-Bissau: comparing child mortality among participants and non-participants. Vaccine 2016 (published online Nov 24)

Colavita F, Biava M, Castilletti C, et al. Measles cases during Ebola outbreak, West Africa, 2013-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Do VA, Biering-Sorensen S, Fisker AB, et al. Effect of an early dose of measles vaccine on morbidity between 18 weeks and 9 months of age: a randomized, controlled trial in Guinea-Bissau. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 10)

Fill MMA, Sweat D, Morrow H, et al. Measles outbreak of unknown source — Shelby County, Tennessee, April-May 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Sep 30;65(38):1039-40

Flanagan KL. Measles vaccination is effective at under nine months of age, and provides nonspecific immunological benefits. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 23)

Gastanaduy PA, Budd J, Fisher N, et al. A measles outbreak in an underimmunized Amish community in Ohio. N Engl J Med 2016 Oct 6;375(14):1343-54

le Polain de Waroux O, Saliba V, Cottrell S, et al. Summer music and arts festivals as hot spots for measles transmission: experience from England to Wales, June to October 2016. Euro Surveill 2016 Nov 3;21(44):pii=30390

Ma C, Yan S, Su Q, et al. Measles transmission among adults with spread to children during an outbreak: implications for measles elimination in China, 2104. Vaccine 2016 (published online Jun 18)

Ma R, Lu L, Suo L, et al. An expensive adult measles outbreak and response in office buildings during the era of accelerated measles elimination, Beijing, China. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jan 26)

O'Connor B, Cotter S, Heslin J, et al. Catching measles in an appropriately vaccinated group: a well-circumscribed outbreak in the south east of Ireland, September-November 2013. Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online Jul 19)

Patel MK, Gacic-Dobo M, Strebel PM, et al. Progress toward regional measles elimination — worldwide, 2000-2015. MMWR 2016 Nov 11;65(44):1228-33

Smetana J, Chlibek R, Hanovcova I, et al. Decreasing seroprevalence of measles antibodies after vaccination — possible gap in measles protection in adults in the Czech Republic. PLoS One 2017 Jan 13;12(1);e0170257

Zeng SZ, Zhang B, Zhang Y, et al. Identification of 12 cases of acute measles encephalitis without rash. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Sep 6)


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