Recent News

Apr 12, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio trends promising, but surveillance gaps linger

In 2017, the number of global wild poliovirus cases sank to its lowest level, WHO and CDC researchers say.

Apr 06, 2018

News Scan for Apr 06, 2018

California measles cluster
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Ebola household spread
UK antibiotic Rx letter
Mar 30, 2018

News Scan for Mar 30, 2018

Influenza B surge
Options for recurrent malaria
Polio in Afghanistan
Mar 23, 2018

News Scan for Mar 23, 2018

Contact precautions and resistance
Antimicrobial use on farms
Polio in Afghanistan
HPV vaccine uptake
Mar 21, 2018

News Scan for Mar 21, 2018

Kansas measles outbreak
Dallas ED visits and Ebola
Vaccine campaigns in Syria
Mar 19, 2018

News Scan for Mar 19, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia and Oman
Yellow fever warnings
Kratom Salmonella outbreak expands
Polio in Afghanistan and DRC
Mar 09, 2018

News Scan for Mar 09, 2018

IV saline bag shortage
Veterinary training for pandemic threats
Avian flu in Italy, Japan
Polio case in DRC
Feb 16, 2018

News Scan for Feb 16, 2018

Salmonella probe wraps up
Brazil yellow fever
Polio in the DRC
Feb 09, 2018

News Scan for Feb 09, 2018

Olympics norovirus outbreak
2018 priority diseases
Polio in Afghanistan, DRC
Guinea Lassa fever case
Far-UV light against flu
Feb 02, 2018

News Scan for Feb 02, 2018

Polio in Afghanistan
Zika journal supplement
Avian flu in South Africa, Taiwan

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Alleman MM, Chitale R, Burns CC, et al. Vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreaks and events — three provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017. MMWR 2018 Mar 16;67(10):300-5

Diop OM, Asghar H, Gavrilin E, et al. Virologic monitoring of poliovirus type 2 after oral poliovirus vaccine type 2 withdrawal in April 2016 — worldwide, 2016-2017. MMWR 2017 May 26;66(20):538-42

Duizer E, Ruijs WL, van der Weijden CP, et al. Response to a wild poliovirus type 2 (WPV2)-shedding event following accidental exposure to WPV2, the Netherlands, April 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 May 25;22(21):pii=30542

Elhamidi Y, Mahamud A, Safdar M, et al. Progress toward poliomyelitis eradication — Pakistan, January 2016-September 2017. MMWR 2017 Nov 24;66(46):1276-80

Fernandez-Garcia MD, Majumdar M, Kebe O, et al. Emergence of vaccine-derived polioviruses during Ebola virus outbreak, Guinea, 2014-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 14)

Gardner TJ, Diop OM, Jorba J, et al. Surveillance to track progress toward polio eradication — worldwide, 2016-2017. MMWR 2018 Apr 13;67(14):418-23

Hussain I, Mach O, Habib A, et al. Seroprevalence of anti-polio antibodies in children from polio high-risk areas of Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey 2015-2016. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Sep;36(9):e230-6

Jorba J, Diop OM, Iber J, et al. Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses — worldwide, January 2016-June 2017. MMWR 2017 Nov 3;66(43):1185-91

Martinez M, Shukla H, Nikulin J, et al. Progress toward poliomyelitis eradication — Afghanistan, January 2016-June 2017. MMWR 2017 Aug 18;66(32):854-8

Mohanty MC, Madkaikar MR, Desai M, et al. Poliovirus excretion in children with primary immunodeficiency disorders, India. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 28)

Previsani N, Singh H, St. Pierre J, et al. Progress toward containment of poliovirus type 2 worldwide, 2017. MMWR 2017 Jun 23;66(24):649-52

Rivera L, Pedersen RS, Pena L, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of three aluminum hydroxide adjuvanted vaccines with reduced doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV-Al) compared with standard IPV in young infants in the Dominican Republic: a phase 2, non-inferiority, observer-blinded, randomised, and controlled dose investigation trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 25)

Sagy I, Novack V, Gdalevich M, et al. Mass media effect on vaccines uptake during silent polio outbreak. Vaccine 2018 (published online Feb 10)

Tanluchi M, Famulare M, Zaman K, et al. Community transmission of type 2 poliovirus after cessation of trivalent oral polio vaccine in Bangladesh: an open-label cluster-randomised trial and modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 7)

Tegegne AA, Braka F, Shebeshi ME, et al. Characteristics of wild polio virus outbreak investigation and response in Ethiopia in 2013-2014: implications for prevention of outbreaks due to importations. BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 Jan 5;18:9

The global switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV): facts, experiences and lessons learned from the south-south zone; Nigeria, April 2016. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Jan 27;18:57

Verma AA, Jimenez MP, Tangermann RH, et al. Insecurity, polio vaccination rates, and polio incidence in northwest Pakistan. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 (published online Jan 29)

Wang HB, Luo HM, Li L, et al. Vaccine-derived poliovirus surveillance in China during 2001-2013: the potential challenge for maintaining polio free status. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Dec 2;17:742

Wu W, Wang H, Li K, et al. Recipient vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in China, 2010-2015. Vaccine 2018 Feb 21;36(9):1209-13

Zaman K, Estivariz CF, Morales M, et al. Immunogenicity of type 2 monovalent oral and inactivated poliovirus vaccines for type 2 poliovirus outbreak response: an open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 20)

Zhao D, Ma R, Zhou T, et al. Introduction of inactivated poliovirus vaccine and impact on vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis — Beijing, China, 2014-2016. MMWR 2017 Dec 15;66(49):1357-61

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