Recent News

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Jun 21, 2017

News Scan for Jun 21, 2017

Zika-dengue immunity findings
Saudi MERS case
Pertussis vaccine exemption
Ricin vaccine
Jun 01, 2017

News Scan for Jun 01, 2017

H7N9 in another China province
Pertussis vaccine and infants
Sapovirus outbreak variant
Apr 17, 2017

News Scan for Apr 17, 2017

More chikungunya
Pertussis in preemies
Emergency meningitis vaccination
CRISPR diagnostics
Apr 03, 2017
Prenatal visit

Study: Pertussis shot in pregnant moms protects newborns

The vaccine offers strong protection to infants, especially during the first 2 months of life.

Nov 02, 2016

News Scan for Nov 02, 2016

Zika's Facebook profile
Zika study protocols
Tdap safe in pregnancy
Sep 26, 2016

News Scan for Sep 26, 2016

Waning pertussis vaccine effect
'Handshake' drug stewardship
Chikungunya spike
E coli in beef
Yellow fever in Congo
Two-dose flu vaccination
Sep 14, 2016

News Scan for Sep 14, 2016

Multidrug-resistant CRE
Prenatal Tdap vaccine benefits
Poor results of malaria therapy
No Hajj health hitches
May 11, 2016

News Scan for May 11, 2016

Animal-antibiotic sales
H7N9 infections in China
Polio case in Nigeria
DTaP delays and pertussis
Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aloe C, Kulldorff M, Bloom BR. Geospatial analysis of nonmedical vaccine exemptions and pertussis outbreaks in the United States. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2017 (published online Jun 20)

Are pertussis cases reported too late for public health interventions? Retrospective analysis of cases in London and south east England, 2010 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Jul 20;22(29):pii=30577

Baxter R, Bartlett J, Fireman B, et al. Effectiveness of vaccination during pregnancy to prevent infant pertussis. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Apr 3)

Bellido-Blasco J, Guiral-Rodrigo S, Miguez-Santiyan A, et al. A case-control study to assess the effectiveness of pertussis vaccination during pregnancy on newborns, Valencian community, Spain, 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 1;22(22):pii=30545

Choi YH, Campbell H, Amirthalingam G, et al. Investigating the pertussis resurgence in England and Wales, and options for future control. BMC Med 2016 Sep 1;14:121

Dalby T, Andersen PH, Hoffmann S. Epidemiology of pertussis in Denmark, 1995 to 2013. Euro Surveill 2016 Sep 8;21(36):pii=30334

Eberhardt CS, Blanchard-Rohner G, Lemaitre B, et al. Pertussis antibody transfer to preterm neonates after second- versus third-trimester maternal immunization. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 14)

Koepke R, Schauer SL, Davis JP. Measuring maternal Tdap and influenza vaccination rates: comparison of two population-based methods. Vaccine 2017 (published online Mar 21)

Kriss JL, Frew PM, Cortes M, et al. Evaluation of two vaccine education interventions to improve pertussis vaccination among pregnant African American women: a randomized controlled trial. Vaccine 2017 Mar 13;35(11):1551-8

Layton JB, Butler AM, Li D, et al. Prenatal Tdap immunization and risk of maternal and newborn adverse events. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jun 29)

Liko J, Robison SG, Cieslak PR. Do pertussis vaccines protect against Bordetella parapertussis? Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 22)

Liu XC, Bell CA, Simmonds KA, et al. Epidemiology of pertussis in Alberta, Canada 2004-2015. BMC Public Health 2017 Jun 2;17:539

Locht C, Papin JF, Lecher S, et al. Live attenuated pertussis vaccine BPZE1 protects baboons against B. pertussis disease and infection. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 23)

Masseria C, Martin CK, Krishnarajah G, et al. Incidence and burden of pertussis among infants less than 1 year of age. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Mar;35(3):e54-61

McNamara LA, Skoff T, Faulkner A, et al. Reduced severity of pertussis in persons with age-appropriate pertussis vaccinationUnited States, 2010-2012. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 8)  

Pandolfi E, Gesualdo F, Carloni E, et al. Does breastfeeding protect young infants from pertussis? case-control study and immunologic evaluation. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Mar;36(3):e48-53

Radke S, Petousis-Harris H, Watson D, et al. Age-specific effectiveness following each dose of acellular pertussis vaccine among infants and children in New Zealand. Vaccine 2016 (published online Nov 18)

Riise OR, Laake I, Vestrheim D, et al. Risk of pertussis in relation to degree of prematurity in children less than 2 years of age. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 May;36(5):e151-6

Torzsa P, Devadiga R, Tafalla M. Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis antibodies in adults in Hungary: results of an epidemiological cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Apr 4;17:242

Visser O, Kraan J, Akkermans R, et al. Assessing determinants of the intention to accept a pertussis cocooning vaccination: a survey among Dutch parents. Vaccine 2016 (published online Aug 11)

Vizzotti C, Juarez MV, Bergel E, et al. Impact of a maternal immunization program against pertussis in a developing country. Vaccine 2016 (published online Nov 12)

Winter K, Cherry JD, Harriman K. Effectiveness of prenatal Tdap vaccination on pertussis severity in infants. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Sep 13)

Winter K, Nickell S, Powell M, et al. Effectiveness of prenatal versus postpartum Tdap vaccination in preventing infant pertussis. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Sep 13)

Yeung KHT, Duclos P, Nelson EAS, et al. An update of the global burden of pertussis in children younger than 5 years: a modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 13)

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