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Apr 18, 2017

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Zika birth defects in Puerto Rico
MERS in Qatar
Yellow fever in Brazil
Measles travel alerts
Meningitis vaccine shortage
Chikungunya in Pakistan
Apr 17, 2017

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More chikungunya
Pertussis in preemies
Emergency meningitis vaccination
CRISPR diagnostics
Apr 13, 2017

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Severe H5N6 infections
Deadly hantavirus
Meningitis C in Nigeria
Mar 27, 2017

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MERS case
Avian flu in 3 nations
Meningitis in Nigeria
Preparedness spending
Mar 23, 2017

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Antibiotic resistance in the community
Zika testing in pregnancy
Africa polio vaccination
Meningitis outbreak conviction
Feb 06, 2017

News Scan for Feb 06, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Saudi MERS
Zika microcephaly in Mexico
Chikungunya cases
MenB vaccine and carriage
Jan 19, 2017

News Scan for Jan 19, 2017

Avian flu in Europe, India, Niger
Sepsis and antibiotic Rx
More yellow fever in Brazil
Meningococcal protection
Pre-surgery baths
Nov 15, 2016

News Scan for Nov 15, 2016

Leishmaniasis guidelines
Delayed West Nile deaths
Big data and ID surveillance
Meningitis in African households
Oct 28, 2016

News Scan for Oct 28, 2016

Deadly measles complication
Meningitis B vaccine impact
NIH Ebola funds
Oct 17, 2016

News Scan for Oct 17, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
ESBL-E in travelers
Cholera in Haiti
Meningitis at UW-Madison
Afghan polio campaign

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommendations for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine for persons 10 years and older. Pediatrics 2016 (published online Aug 29)

Andrade AL, Minamisava R, Tomich LM, et al. Impact of meningococcal C conjugate vaccination four years after introduction of routine childhood immunization in Brazil. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 18)

Basta NE, Mahmoud AAF, Wolfson J, et al. Immunogenicity of a meningococcal B vaccine during a university outbreak. N Engl J Med 2016 Jul 21;375(3):220-8

Bettinger JA, Vanderkooi OG, Scheifele DW, et al. Do dose numbers matter? evaluation of differing infant and toddler meningococcal C conjugate vaccine programs in Canadian children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Nov;35(11):1242-46

Bijlsma MW, Brouwer MC, Bossuyt PM, et al. Risk scores for outcome in bacterial meningitis: systematic review and external validation study. J Infect 2016 (published online Aug 9)

Campbell H, Edelstein M, Andrews N, et al. Emergency meningococcal ACWY vaccination program for teenagers to control group W meningococcal disease, England, 2015-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 14)

Coldiron ME, Salou H, Sidikou F, et al. Case-fatality rates and sequelae resulting from Neisseria meningitides serogroup C epidemic, Niger, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Aug 30)

du Chatelet IP, Deghmane AE, Antona D, et al. Characteristics and changes in invasive meningococcal disease epidemiology in France, 2006-2015. J Infect 2017 (published online Mar 7)

Fusco FM, Baragli F, Del Pin B, et al. Clinical presentation and outcome of twenty cases of invasive meningococcal disease due to serogroup C — clonal complex 11 in the Florence province, Italy, 2015-2016. J Infect 2016 (published online Dec 8)

Gentile A, Bakir J, Agosti MR, et al. Meningococcal disease in children in Argentina: a 3-year active sentinel hospital surveillance study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Mar;36(3):296-300

Guo LY, Zhang ZX, Wang X, et al. Clinical and pathogenic analysis of 507 children with bacterial meningitis in Beijing, 2010-2014. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jul 21)

Hasbun R, Rosenthal N, Balada-Llasat JM, et al. Epidemiology of meningitis and encephalitis in the United States from 2011-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 17)

Koopmans MM, Bijlsma MW, Brouwer MC, et al. Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in the Netherlands, 1985-2014: a nationwide surveillance study. J Infect 2017 (published online Apr 15)

Kretz CB, Retchless AD, Sidikou F, et al. Whole-genome characterization of epidemic Neisseria meningitides serogroup C and resurging serogroup W, Niger, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Aug 29)

MacNeil JR, Rubin LG, Patton M, et al. Recommendations for use of meningococcal conjugate vaccines in HIV-infected persons — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2016. MMWR 2016 Nov 4;65(43):1189-94

Marinho PES, de Oliveira DB, Candiani TMS, et al. Meningitis associated with simultaneous infection by multiple dengue virus serotypes in children, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 30)

Marshall HS, Richmond PC, Beeslaar J, et al. Meningococcal serogroup B-specific responses after vaccination with bivalent rLP2086: 4 year follow-up of a randomised, single-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Oct 10)

Martin NG, Iro MA, Sadarangani M, et al. Hospital admissions for viral meningitis in children in England over five decades: a population-based observational study. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Aug 12)

MenAfriCar Consortium. Household transmission of Neisseria meningitides in the African meningitis belt: a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet Glob Health 2016 Dec;4(12):872-95

Merino Arribas JM, Carmona Martinez A, Horn, M, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of the quadrivalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine coadministered with routine childhood vaccines in European infants: an open, randomized trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Apr;36(4):e98-107

Myers TR, McNeil MM, Ng CS, et al. Adverse events following quadrivalent meningococcal CRM-conjugate vaccine (Menveo) reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 2010-2015. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 3)

Nanduri S, Foo C, Ngo V, et al. Outbreak of serogroup C meningococcal disease primarily affecting men who have sex with men Southern California, 2016. MMWR 2016 Sep 2;65(Early release)

Parikh SR, Andrews NJ, Beebeejaun K, et al. Effectiveness and impact of a reduced infant schedule of 4CMenB vaccine against group B meningococcal disease in England: a national observational cohort study. Lancet 2016 (published online Oct 27)

Parikh SR, Newbold L, Slater S, et al. Meningococcal serogroup B strain coverage of the multicomponent 4CMenB vaccine with corresponding regional distribution and clinical characteristics in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, 2007-08 and 2014-15: a qualitative and quantitative assessment. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 30)

Rasoanandrasana S, Raberahona M, Milenkov M, et al. Resurgence of Neisseria memingitidis serogroup W ST-11 (cc11) in Madagascar, 2015-2016. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 8)

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