Recent News

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.

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)  

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)

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

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)

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

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

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)

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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