Recent News

May 16, 2017
International flight board

Study: Most US global travelers skip measles shots

Worryingly, 28% weren't vaccinated because of a healthcare provider's decision.

May 11, 2017
Measles vaccination

Minnesota measles outbreak to cost state $1 million

The $1 million estimate doesn't include all healthcare or other economic costs.

May 11, 2017

News Scan for May 11, 2017

CDC cholera vaccine advice
Hepatitis C in pregnancy
High-path H7N9 threats
H5N1, H5N8 outbreaks
Somalia, Yemen disease threats
May 05, 2017

News Scan for May 05, 2017

Minnesota measles
Liberia illness cluster grows
Adult vaccine uptake
Drug resistance in hospitals
May 04, 2017

News Scan for May 04, 2017

Avian flu outbreaks
Soy nut E coli outbreak
Biosynthetic penicillin
Measles vaccination in Africa
Meningitis in Nigeria
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

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)

Berti E, Sollai S, Orlandini E, et al. Analysis of measles-related hospitalizations in Tuscany from 2000 to 2014.  Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online May 31)

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

Grammens T, Schirvel C, Leenen S, et al. Ongoing measles outbreak in Wallonia, Belgium, December 2016 to March 2017: characteristics and challenges. Euro Surveill 2017 Apr 27;22(17):pii=30524

Hyle EP, Rao SR, Jentes ES, et al. Missed opportunities for measles, mumps, rubella vaccination among departing U.S. adult travelers receiving pretravel health consultations. Ann Intern Med 2017 (published online May 16)

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)

Masresha BG, Dixon MG, Kriss JL, et al. Progress toward measles elimination —African region, 2013-2016. MMWR 2017 May 5;66(17):436-43

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

Tu B, Zhao JJ, Hu Y et al. Clinical and immunological analysis of measles patients admitted to a Beijing hospital in 2014 during an outbreak in China. Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online Jun 2)

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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