Recent News

Nov 09, 2017

News Scan for Nov 09, 2017

H7N9 and early antivirals
Avian flu in Japan, Taiwan
Meningococcal decline
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
Teen vaccination

CDC: HPV vaccine rates climb, but disparities exist

Though coverage still isn't optimal, for the first time rates topped 60%, with the boys' level gaining ground on the girls'.

Jul 10, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 10, 2017

Vaccine for gonorrhea
G20 statement on AMR
Jul 07, 2017

News Scan for Jul 07, 2017

Zika birth defects in US
H7N9 in China
Hantavirus cases rise
Meningitis alert for Soliris treatment
Jul 06, 2017
Chemical testing

WHO: Cofactor suspected in Liberian meningitis cluster

The cluster has been classified as a meningococcal C outbreak, but a cofactor may be involved.

Jun 27, 2017
Spinal nerve block

Head of fungal meningitis outbreak pharmacy sentenced to 9 years in prison

In the wake of new laws and tighter federal oversight, the FDA has done more than 400 inspections, sent 150 warning letters, and overseen 125 recalls.

May 31, 2017

News Scan for May 31, 2017

DRC Ebola response
Meningitis C in Nigeria, Niger
May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese
May 10, 2017

News Scan for May 10, 2017

MRSA bacteremia
WHO on Liberia probe
Zika vaccine trial
Senate confirms FDA head
Tularemia in Australia

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abad R, Medina V, del Carmen Farinas M, et al. Potential impact of the 4CMenB vaccine on oropharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitides. J Infect 2017 (published online Oct 5)

Alemayehu T, Mekasha A, Abebe T. Nasal carriage rate and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Neisseria meningitidis in healthy Ethiopian children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One 2017 Oct 26;12(10):e0187207

Andrade AL, Minamisava R, Tomich LM, et al. Impact of meningococcal C conjugate vaccination four years after introduction of routine childhood immunization in Brazil. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 18)

Bazan JA, Turner AN, Kirkcaldy RD, et al. Large cluster of Neisseria meningitides urethritis in Columbus, Ohio, 2015. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 8)

Campbell H, Edelstein M, Andrews N, et al. Emergency meningococcal ACWY vaccination program for teenagers to control group W meningococcal disease, England, 2015-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 14)

De Wals P, Zhou Z. Cost-effectiveness comparison of monovalent C versus quadrivalent ACWY meningococcal conjugate vaccination in Canada. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jul;36(7):e203-7

Donadei A, Balocchi C, Romano MR, et al. Optimizing adjuvants for intradermal delivery of MenC glycoconjugate vaccine. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jun 20)

du Chatelet IP, Deghmane AE, Antona D, et al. Characteristics and changes in invasive meningococcal disease epidemiology in France, 2006-2015. J Infect 2017 (published online Mar 7)

Folaranmi TA, Kretz CB, Kamiya H, et al. Increased risk for meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men in the United States, 2012-2015. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 13)

Fusco FM, Baragli F, Del Pin B, et al. Clinical presentation and outcome of twenty cases of invasive meningococcal disease due to serogroup C — clonal complex 11 in the Florence province, Italy, 2015-2016. J Infect 2016 (published online Dec 8)

Gentile A, Bakir J, Agosti MR, et al. Meningococcal disease in children in Argentina: a 3-year active sentinel hospital surveillance study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Mar;36(3):296-300

Hansen J, Zhang L, Klein NP, et al. Post-licensure safety surveillance study of routine use of quadrivalent meningococcal diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 21)

Hasbun R, Rosenthal N, Balada-Llasat JM, et al. Epidemiology of meningitis and encephalitis in the United States from 2011-2014. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 17)

Jiang H, Su M, Kui L, et al. Prevalence and antibiotic resistance profiles of cerebrospinal fluid pathogens in children with acute bacterial meningitis in Yunnan province, China, 2012-2015. PLoS One 2017 Jun 29;12(6):e0180161

Koopmans MM, Bijlsma MW, Brouwer MC, et al. Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in the Netherlands, 1985-2014: a nationwide surveillance study. J Infect 2017 (published online Apr 15)

Le Marechal M, Agrinier N, Fressard L, et al. Low uptake of meningococcal C vaccination in France: a cross-sectional nationwide survey of general practitioners perceptions, attitudes and practices. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jul;36(7):e181-8

MacNeil JR, Blain AE, Wang X, et al. Current epidemiology and trends in meningococcal disease — United States, 1996-2015. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 8)

Mandal S, Campbell H, Ribeiro S, et al. Risk of invasive meningococcal disease in university students in England and optimal strategies for protection using MenACWY vaccine. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 18)

Marinho PES, de Oliveira DB, Candiani TMS, et al. Meningitis associated with simultaneous infection by multiple dengue virus serotypes in children, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 30)

McNamara LA, Thomas JD, MacNeil J, et al. Meningococcal carriage following a university serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak and vaccination campaign with MenB-4C and MenB-FHbp — Oregon, 2015-2016. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 26)

MenAfriCar Consortium. Household transmission of Neisseria meningitides in the African meningitis belt: a longitudinal cohort study. Lancet Glob Health 2016 Dec;4(12):872-95

Merino Arribas JM, Carmona Martinez A, Horn, M, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of the quadrivalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine coadministered with routine childhood vaccines in European infants: an open, randomized trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Apr;36(4):e98-107

Moura ARSS, Kretz CB, Ferreira IE, et al. Molecular characterization of Neisseria meningitides isolates recovered from 11-19-year-old meningococcal carriers in Salvador, Brazil. PLoS One 2017 Sep 20;12(9):e0185038

Mowlaboccus S, Jolley KA, Bray JE, et al. Clonal expansion of new penicillin-resistant clade of Neisseria meningitides serogroup W clonal complex 11, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 13)

Mowlaboccus S, Mullally CA, Richmond PC, et al. Differences in population structure of Neisseria meningitides in two Australian states: Victoria and Western Australia. PLoS One 2017 Oct 24;12(10):e0186839

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