Recent News

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'.

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.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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

Dominguez A, Soldevila N, Cayla JA, et al. Assessment of clinical symptoms in household contacts of confirmed pertussis cases. J Infect 2017 (published online Sep 1)

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)

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)

Khodr ZG, Bukowinski AT, Gumbs GR, et al. Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination during pregnancy and reduced risk of infant acute respiratory infections. Vaccine 2017 (published online Sep 12)

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

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)

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

Phadke VK, McCracken JP, Kriss JL, et al. Clinical characteristics of hospitalized infants with laboratory-confirmed pertussis in Guatemala. J Pediatric Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 13)

Pinell-McNamara V, Acosta AM, Pedreira MC, et al. Expanding pertussis epidemiology in 6 Latin America countries through the Latin American Pertussis Project. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 13)

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)

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)

Skoff TH, Blain AE, Watt J, et al. Impact of the US maternal tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination program on preventing pertussis in infants <2 months of age: a case-control evaluation. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 28)

van der Lee S, Kemmeren JM, de Rond LGH, et al. Elevated immune response among children 4 years of age with pronounced local adverse events after the fifth diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccination. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Sept;36(9):e23-9

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

Zoldi V, Sane J, Nohynek H, et al. Decreased incidence of pertussis in young adults after the introduction of booster vaccine in military conscripts: epidemiological analysis of pertussis in Finland, 1995-2015. Vaccine 2017 (published online Aug 18)

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