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Sep 15, 2017

News Scan for Sep 15, 2017

H7N9 case
Campy, Crypto worksite risk
Shingles vaccine
Measles in Italy
Aug 28, 2017

News Scan for Aug 28, 2017

New Zika infections
Minnesota measles outbreak ends
Meningococcal vaccine
Jamestown Canyon virus cases
Aug 25, 2017

News Scan for Aug 25, 2017

Dog-linked tularemia
Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Measles vaccination gap
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.

Jul 24, 2017
Child vaccination

Study: Small drop in vaccine uptake can trigger measles outbreak

The study shows that even a 5% drop in vaccine coverage could trigger a significant outbreak.

Jul 19, 2017

News Scan for Jul 19, 2017

Lab-linked Salmonella
Ebola persistence
Polio in Syria
Sri Lanka dengue battle
Measles and travel
Acute flaccid myelitis
Jul 14, 2017

News Scan for Jul 14, 2017

Minnesota measles case
Jamestown Canyon virus
UN funds for Haiti cholera support
Zika and chikungunya coinfection
USDA animal disease response plan
Jul 13, 2017

News Scan for Jul 13, 2017

Backyard poultry Salmonella outbreaks grow
Chikungunya in Bangladesh
Minnesota measles outbreak
Avian flu in Taiwan, Belgium
Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa
Jun 09, 2017

News Scan for Jun 09, 2017

More Saudi MERS
Measles vaccine timing
Yemen cholera outbreak

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

Amendola A, Bianchi S, Frati ER, et al. Ongoing large measles outbreak with nosocomial transmission in Milan, northern Italy, March-August 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Aug 17;22(33):pii=30596

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)

Datta SS, O'Connor PM, Jankovic D, et al. Progress and challenges in measles and rubella elimination in the WHO European Region. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jun 23)

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)

Filia A, Bella A, Del Manso M, et al. Ongoing outbreak with well over 4,000 measles cases in Italy from January to end August 2017 — what is making elimination so difficult? Euro Surveill 2017 Sep 14;22(37):pii=30614

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)

Foote MMK, Styles TS, Quinn CL. Assessment of hospital emergency department response to potentially infectious diseases using unannounced mystery patient drills — New York City, 2016. MMWR 2017 Sep 15;66(36):945-9

Gao J, Shen B, Xiong JJ, et al. The measles epidemic trend over the past 30 years in a central district in Shanghai, China. PLoS One 2017 Jun 22;12(6):e0179470

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

George F, Valente J, Augusto GF, et al. Measles outbreak after 12 years without endemic transmission, Portugal, February to May 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 8;22(23):pii=30548

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

Guerra FM, Bolotin S, Lim G, et al. The basic reproduction number (R0) of measles: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 27)

Hagemann C, Streng A, Kraemer A, et al. Heterogeneity in coverage for measles and varicella vaccination in toddlers — analysis of factors influencing parental acceptance. BMC Public Health 2017 Sep 19;17:724

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)

Khanal S, Bohara R, Chacko S, et al. Progress toward measles elimination — Bangladesh, 2006-2016. MMWR 2017 Jul 21;66(28):753-7

Kurchatova A, Krumova S, Vladimirova N, et al. Preliminary findings indicate nosocomial transmission and Roma population as most affected group in ongoing measles B3 genotype outbreak in Bulgaria, March to August 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Sep 7;22(36):pii=30611

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

Lochlainn LMN, Woudenberg T, van Lier A, et al. A novel measles outbreak control strategy in the Netherlands in 2013-2014 using a national electronic immunization register: a study of early MMR uptake and its determinants. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 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)

Mafigiri R, Nsubuga F, Ario AR. Risk factors for measles death: Kyegegwa District, western Uganda, February-September, 2015. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jul 3;17:462

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

Modrof J, Tille B, Farcet MR, et al. Measles virus neutralizing antibodies in intravenous immunoglobulins: is an increase by re-vaccination of plasma donors possible? J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 18)

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