Recent News

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
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

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

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)

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)

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

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 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

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

Perez SC, De Serres G, Bureau A, et al. Reduced antibody response to infant measles vaccination: effects based on type and timing of the first vaccine dose persist after the second dose. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 8)

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

Thomas S, Hiebert J, Gubbay JB, et al. Measles outbreak with unique virus genotyping, Ontario, Canada, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 14)

Venkat H, Kassem AM, Su CP, et al. Measles outbreak at a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility ― Arizona, May-June 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 May 26;66(20):543-4

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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