Recent News

Oct 15, 2018

News Scan for Oct 15, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Chikungunya in Sudan
Severe pertussis
Low-path H7N3 in California
Sep 27, 2018
Child receiving flu shot

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids

Coverage in kids 4 and younger was 67.8% last season, down 2.2 percentage points.

Sep 26, 2018

News Scan for Sep 26, 2018

Expanded retail info in food recalls
Flu transmission and humidity
Novel pertussis vaccine
Global TB commitment
Aug 13, 2018

News Scan for Aug 13, 2018

No link between maternal Tdap and autism
Rotavirus vaccine impact
Legionellosis seasonal shift
Jul 18, 2018

News Scan for Jul 18, 2018

California infant pertussis death
PPE doffing and contamination risk
Avian flu outbreaks in poultry
Sex differences and flu
Jun 04, 2018

News Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Salmonella and frozen breaded chicken
States' readiness funding
DTaP vaccine safety
Lyme rash in Canada
Mar 29, 2018

News Scan for Mar 29, 2018

Flu vaccine and pertussis
Yellow fever in Brazil
Listeria in South Africa
Family meningitis spread
H5N6 in Finland, Slovakia
Oct 20, 2017

News Scan for Oct 20, 2017

Marburg virus in Uganda
Polio in Afghanistan and Syria
Salmonella outbreak probe ends
Tdap coverage in pregnancy
Sep 29, 2017
Vaccine in pregnancy

Study: Tdap vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

The vaccine protected 78% of newborns from pertussis and 90% from hospitalized 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'.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Brooks JI, Bell CA, Rotondo J, et al. Low levels of detectable pertussis antibody among a large cohort of pregnant women in Canada. Vaccine 2018 (published online Sep 1)

Crowcroft NS, Johnson C, Chen C, et al. Under-reporting of pertussis in Ontario: a Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) study using capture-recapture. PLoS One 2018 May 2;13(5):e0195984

Fabicius G, Aispuro PM, Bergero P, et al. Pertussis epidemiology in Argentina: trends after the introduction of maternal immunisation. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Apr 15)

Forsyth KD, Tan T, von Konig CHW, et al. Recommendations to control pertussis prioritized relative to economies: a Global Pertussis Initiative update. Vaccine 2018 (published online Oct 15)

Gutierrez-Ferman JL, Villarreal-Trevino L, Ramirez-Aranda JM, et al. Emerging of ptxP3 lineage in Bordetella pertussis strains circulating in a population in northeastern Mexico. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Aug 23)

Halperin SA, Donovan C, Marshall GS, et al. Randomized controlled trial of the safety and immunogenicity of revaccination with tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in adults 10 years after a previous dose. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2018 (published online Feb 8)

Huang H, Gao P, Gao Z, et al. A big pertussis outbreak in a primary school with a high vaccination coverage in northern China: an evidence of the emerging of the disease in China. Vaccine 2018 (published online Nov 9)

Kahn KE, Black CL, Ding H, et al. Influenza and Tdap vaccination coverage among pregnant women—United States, April 2018. MMWR 2018(Sep 28);67(38):1055-9

Latasa P, Garcia-Comas L, de Miguel AG, et al. Effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccine and evolution of pertussis incidence in the community of Madrid from 1998 to 2015. Vaccine 2018 (published online Feb 10)

Loconsole D, De Robertis AL, Morea A, et al. Resurgence of pertussis and emergence of the Ptxp3 toxin promoter allele in south Italy. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 May;37(5):126-31

Mbayei SA, Faulkner A, Miner C, et al. Severe pertussis infections in the United States, 2011-2015. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 15)

Moro PL, Perez-Vilar S, Lewis P, et al. Safety surveillance of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines. Pediatrics 2018 (published online Jun 4)

Moro PL, Perez-Vilar S, Lewis P, et al. Safety surveillance of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines. Pediatrics 2018 Jul;142(1)

New S, Winter K, Boyte R, et al. Barriers to receipt of prenatal tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine among mothers of infants aged <4 months with pertussis—California, 2016. MMWR 2018 Sep 28;67(38):1064-7

Nunes MC, Cutland CL, Madhi SA. Influenza vaccination during pregnancy and protection against pertussis. (Letter) N Engl J Med 2018 Mar 29;378(13):1257-8

Patterson J, Kagina BM, Gold M, et al. Comparison of adverse events following immunisation with acellular and whole-cell pertussis vaccines: a systematic review. Vaccine 2018 (published online Aug 22)

Pitisuttithum P, Chokephaibulkit K, Sirivichayakul C, et al. Antibody persistence after vaccination of adolescents with monovalent and combined acellular pertussis vaccines containing genetically inactivated pertussis toxin: a phase 2/3 randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 25)

Plessis N, Ntshoe G, Reubenson G, et al. Risk factors for pertussis among hospitalized children in a high HIV prevalence setting, South Africa. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 2)

Ristic M, Radosavljevic B, Stojanovic VD, et al. Performance of the new clinical case definitions of pertussis in pertussis suspected infection and other diagnoses similar to pertussis. PLoS One 2018 (published online Sep 20)

Sanstead E, Basta NE, Martin K, et al. Pertussis and the Minnesota State Fair: demonstrating a novel setting for efficiently conducting seroepidemiolgoc studies. J Community Health 2018 (published online Apr 7)

Shimizu H, Seki K, Shiga K, et al. Safety and efficacy of DTaP-IPV vaccine use in healthcare workers for prevention of pertussis. Vaccine 2018 (published online Aug 25)

van der Lee S, Stoof SP, van Ravenhorst MB, et al. Enhanced Bordetella pertussis acquisition rate in adolescents during the 2012 epidemic in the Netherlands and evidence for prolonged antibody persistence after infection. Euro Surveill 2017 Nov 23;22(47):pii=17-00011

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