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Mar 18, 2019

News Scan for Mar 18, 2019

Measles spreads in NY, NJ, US
Saudi MERS cases
AAP on flu shots, vaccine exemptions
Suspected Nipah in Bangladesh
Avian flu in Nepal, Denmark
Mar 12, 2019

News Scan for Mar 12, 2019

Uganda-DRC plague cases
Lassa in Nigeria
Smallpox vaccine candidate delay
National Academies vaccine website
Mar 11, 2019

News Scan for Mar 11, 2019

MERS in Saudi hot spots
Zika pediatric outcomes
WHO global flu strategy
Zoonotic disease guide
Measles in Europe
Mar 08, 2019

News Scan for Mar 08, 2019

Five new Ebola cases in DRC
True cost of not vaccinating
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Pregnancy infections and autism
New polio case in Nigeria
Mar 06, 2019

News Scan for Mar 06, 2019

New Saudi MERS case
WHO organizational reform
Cost of measles in health workers
First Marburg vaccine
Bayer's indoor insecticide
Mar 05, 2019

News Scan for Mar 05, 2019

FDA chief resigns
MMR vaccine not tied to autism (again)
MERS across Saudi Arabia
Lassa fever decline in Nigeria
Global flu update
Mar 04, 2019

News Scan for Mar 04, 2019

US measles rise
More acute flaccid myelitis
Nipah virus in Bangladesh
Novel H5N2 avian flu in Egypt
Global polio emergency
Mar 01, 2019

News Scan for Mar 01, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
UNICEF measles alert
Polio positives in Mozambique, Nigeria
Feb 28, 2019

News Scan for Feb 28, 2019

No flu shot link to miscarriage
Saudi MERS case
Measles and vaccine exemptions
New malaria approach
Feb 25, 2019

News Scan for Feb 25, 2019

New Saudi MERS cases
More US measles
CEPI Nipah vaccine funding
Tick bite meat allergy

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adamo G, Sturabotti G, Baccolini V, et al Regional reports for the subnational monitoring of measles elimination in Italy and the identification of local barriers to the attainment of the elimination goal. PLOS One 2018 Oct 24;13(10):e0205147

Antona D, Morel P, Jacquot C, et al. Measles and rubella seroprevalence in a population of young adult blood donors, France 2013. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Mar 1)

Augusto GF, Cruz D, Silva A, et al. Challenging measles case definition: three measles outbreaks in three Health Regions of Portugal, February to April 2018. Euro Surveill 2018 Jul 12;23(28):pii=1800328

Avramovich E, Indenbaum V, Haber M, et al. Measles outbreak in a highly vaccinated population — Israel, July-August 2017. MMWR 2018 Oct 26;67(42):1186-8

Barrett P, Cotter S, Ryan F, et al. A national measles outbreak in Ireland linked to a single imported case, April to September, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Aug 2;23(31):pii=1700655

Bernadou A, Astrugue C, Mechain M, et al. Measles outbreak linked to insufficient vaccination coverage in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, France, October 2017 to July 2018. Euro Surveill 2018 Jul 26;23(30):pii=1800373

Bianchi S, Frati ER, Lai A, et al. Genetic characterization of measles virus variants identified during a large epidemic in Milan, Italy, March-December 2017. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Jan 30)

Cherry JD, Zahn M. Clinical characteristics of measles in previously vaccinated and unvaccinated patients in California. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 7)

Debbagh A, Laws RL, Steulet C, et al. Progress toward regional measles elimination — worldwide, 2000-2017. MMWR 2018 Nov 20;67(47):1323-9

Elidio GA, de Franca GVA, Pacheco FC, et al. Measles outbreak: preliminary report on a case series of the first 8,070 suspected cases, Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, February to November 2018. Euro Surveill 2019 Jan 10;24(2):pii=1800663

Georgakopoulou T, Horefti E, Vernardaki A, et al. Ongoing measles outbreak in Greece related to the recent European-wide epidemic. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Aug 8)

Gignoux E, Polonsky J, Ciglenecki I, et al. Risk factors for measles mortality and the importance of decentralized case management during an unusually large measles epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013. PLoS One 2018 Mar 14;13(3):e0194276

Hagan JE, Kriss JL, Takashima Y, et al. Progress toward measles elimination — Western Pacific Region, 2013-2017. MMWR 2018 May 4;67(17):491-5

Han G, Batra N, Vallejo A, et al. Measles outbreak in an era of stricter immunization requirements — California, March 2018. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2019 Mar 1;68(8):201-2

Hansen JS, Thysen SM, Rodrigues A, et al. Is early measles vaccination associated with stronger survival benefits than later measles vaccination? BMC Public Health 2018 Aug 7;18:984

Hiller U, Mankertz A, Koneke N, et al. Hospital outbreak of measles — evaluation and costs of 10 occupational cases among healthcare worker in Germany, February to March 2017. Vaccine 2019 (published online Mar 5)

Hu Y, Lu P, Deng X, et al. The declining antibody level of measles virus in China population, 2009-2015. BMC Public Health 2018 Jul 24;18:906

Kirolos A, Waugh C, Templeton K, et al. Imported case of measles in a university setting leading to an outbreak of measles in Edinburgh, Scotland from September to December 2016. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Mar 22)

Lee AD, Clemmons NS, Patel M, et al. International importations of measles virus into the United States during the post-elimination era, 2001-2016. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 9)

Lekana-Douki SE, Sir-Ondo-Enguier PN, Banga-Mve-Ella O, et al. Epidemiology and molecular characterization of the re-emerging measles virus among children and adults in the Haut-Ogooue, Gabon. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 25;19:90

Machado RS, Duque MP, Almeida S, et al. Measles outbreak in a tertiary level hospital, Porto, Portugal, 2018: challenges in the post-elimination era. Euro Surveill 2018 May 17;23(20):pii=18-00224

Majwala RK, Nakiire L, Kadobera D, et al. Measles outbreak propagated by children congregating at water collection points in Mayuge District, eastern Uganda, July-October, 2016. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Aug 20;18:412

McClure DL, Jacobsen SJ, Klein NP, et al. Similar relative risks of seizures following measles containing vaccination in children born preterm compared to full-term without previous seizures or seizure-related disorders. Vaccine 2018 (published online Nov 23)

Mutsaerts EAML, Nunes MC, van Rijswijk MN, et al. Measles immunity at 4.5 years of age following vaccination at 9 and 15-18 months of age among HIV-infected, HIV-exposed-uninfected and HIV-unexposed children. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 12)

Patel MK, Orenstein WA. Classification of global measles cases in 2013-17 as due to policy or vaccination failure: a retrospective review of global surveillance data. Lancet Glob Health 2019 Mar 1;7(3):313-20

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