Recent News

Jun 11, 2018

News Scan for Jun 11, 2018

MERS household cluster
US flu deaths in kids
Polio in Venezuela
Cyclospora infections in 2 states
Measles in Brazil
H5N1, H5N8 poultry outbreaks
Jun 07, 2018

News Scan for Jun 07, 2018

Pandemic surveillance
Influenza spread and humidity
Nipah contained
Measles overview in California
Apr 26, 2018

News Scan for Apr 26, 2018

Modified FMD virus
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Midwest measles
Rotavirus patterns
Listeria and soft cheese
CWD not spread to monkeys
Apr 23, 2018

News Scan for Apr 23, 2018

HHS anthrax antitoxin buy
Ebola lab exposure
Measles vaccine gaps, death burden
Apr 16, 2018

News Scan for Apr 16, 2018

MERS superspreader
Measles spike in Europe
Avian flu in Bangladesh, Hong Kong
Artificial antimicrobial peptide
Apr 06, 2018

News Scan for Apr 06, 2018

California measles cluster
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Ebola household spread
UK antibiotic Rx letter
Mar 21, 2018

News Scan for Mar 21, 2018

Kansas measles outbreak
Dallas ED visits and Ebola
Vaccine campaigns in Syria
Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Jan 24, 2018

News Scan for Jan 24, 2018

Senate confirms HHS pick
Texas measles cluster
Saudi MERS case
New ocean viruses
Jan 16, 2018

News Scan for Jan 16, 2018

Suspected Rift Valley fever
Avian flu in 5 nations
Dengvaxia reimbursement
Kids pneumonia criteria
Measles scare

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

Arciuolo RJ, Jablonski RR, Zucker JR, et al. Effectiveness of measles vaccination and immune globulin post-exposure prophylaxis in an outbreak setting—New York City, 2013. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 23)

Billard MN, De Serres G, Gariepy MC, et al. Prevalence of risk factors for acquiring measles during the 2011 outbreak in Quebec and impact of the province-wide school-based vaccination campaign on population immunity. PLoS One 2017 Oct 11;12(10):e0186070

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

Chia MY, Chung WY, Wang CH, et al. Development of a high-growth enterovirus 71 vaccine candidate inducing cross-reactive neutralizing antibody responses. Vaccine 2018 (published online Feb 3)

Dabbagh A, Patel MK, Dumolard L, et al. Progress toward regional measles elimination — worldwide, 2000-2016. MMWR 2017 Oct 27;66(42):1148-53

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

Fisker AB, Nebie E, Schoeps A, et al. A two-centre randomised trial of an additional early dose of measles vaccine: effects on mortality and measles antibody levels. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 21)

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

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

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)

Guerra FM, Crowcroft NS, Friedman L, et al. Waning of measles maternal antibody in infants in measles elimination settings — a systematic literature review. Vaccine 2018 (published online Feb 2)

Hagan JE, Greiner A, Luvsansharav UO, et al. Use of a diagonal approach to health system strengthening and measles elimination after a large nationwide outbreak in Mongolia. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 7)

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

Hagan JE, Takashima Y, Sarankhuu A, et al. Risk factors for measles virus infection among adults during a large outbreak in postelimination era in Mongolia, 2015. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 12)

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

Jia H, Ma C, Lu M, et al. Transmission of measles among healthcare workers in Hospital W, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China, 2016. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Jan 12;18:36

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

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)

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

Lake JG, Luvsansharav UO, Hagan JE, et al. Healthcare-associated measles following a nationwide outbreak in Mongolia. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 31)

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)

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

Marx GE, Chase J, Jasperse J, et al. Public health economic burden associated with two single measles case investigations — Colorado, 2016-2017. MMWR 2017 Nov 24;66(46):1272-5

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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