Recent News

Sep 20, 2017

News Scan for Sep 20, 2017

Global flu hot spots
Flu vaccine trial launch
Nigerian yellow fever
Yemen cholera
Sep 19, 2017

News Scan for Sep 19, 2017

H7N9 vaccine development
Cyclospora cases rise
MERS vaccine trial
Zika transmission prediction
Nigerian cholera vaccination
Sep 05, 2017

News Scan for Sep 05, 2017

Saudi MERS case
CRE treatment
Cholera in Yemen
Chikungunya drop
Aug 30, 2017

News Scan for Aug 30, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
New Chagas drug
Avian flu outbreaks
Ebola progression
Cholera in Yemen
High C diff rates
Aug 21, 2017

News Scan for Aug 21, 2017

Backyard poultry and Salmonella
New polio cases
Cholera in Yemen rebel areas
Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Aug 14, 2017
cholera hand washing

Yemen's cholera outbreak passes 500,000 cases

Overall, cases have declined some, but some locations are still reporting 5,000 suspected cases each day.

Aug 01, 2017

News Scan for Aug 01, 2017

Avian flu on 3 continents
Aerosols and infection risk
Fetal sex as malaria risk factor
Cholera in Yemen
Jul 28, 2017

News Scan for Jul 28, 2017

Avian flu outbreaks
Zika vaccine deal
US pneumonia burden
NICU stewardship
Cholera in Somalia
Jul 26, 2017
UN visit to Yemen

Yemen cholera outbreak tops 400,000, draws high-level UN visit

The world's worst cholera outbreak is occurring during a humanitarian crisis.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Azman AS, Parker LA, Rumunu J, et al. Effectiveness of one dose of oral cholera vaccine in response to an outbreak: a case-cohort study. Lancet Glob Health 2016 Nov;4(11):e856-63

Bi Q, Ferraras E, Pezzoli L, et al. Protection against cholera from killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 17)

Franke MF, Jerome JG, Matias WR, et al. Comparison of two control groups for estimation of oral cholera vaccine effectiveness using a case-control study design. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 12)

Khan AI, Ali M, Chowdhury F, et al. Safety of the oral cholera vaccine in pregnancy: retrospective findings from a subgroup following mass vaccination campaign in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Vaccine 2017 (published online Feb 11)

Lam E, Al-Tamimi W, Russell SP, et al. Oral cholera vaccine coverage during an outbreak and humanitarian crisis, Iraq, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 30)

Moore SM, Azman AS, Zaitchik BF, et al. El Nino and the shifting geography of cholera in Africa. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2017 (published online Apr 10)

Narra R, Maeda JM, Temba H, et al. Ongoing cholera epidemic — Tanzania, 2015-2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Feb 17;66(6):177-8

Saha A, Hayen A, Ali M, et al. Socioeconomic risk factors for cholera in different transmission settings: an analysis of the data of a cluster randomized trial in Bangladesh. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 29)

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