Measles

Recent News

Jun 14, 2022

News Scan for Jun 14, 2022

Texts and COVID vaccine uptake
Measles in Minnesota
Jun 06, 2022

News Scan for Jun 06, 2022

Colistin-resistant bacteria in Brazilian rivers
FDA clears GSK MMR vaccine
Apr 27, 2022

News Scan for Apr 27, 2022

DRC Ebola vaccine launch
Third vaccine dose and Omicron
Measles uptick
Canada probes unexplained hepatitis cases
USDA boosts avian flu funding
Mar 08, 2022

News Scan for Mar 08, 2022

COVID-19 pneumonia and new dementia
Between-species CWD transmission
COVID-19 and resistant co-infections
Infectious disease risk in Ukrainian refugees
Feb 11, 2022

News Scan for Feb 11, 2022

Antibiotic overuse at discharge
CWD on Wisconsin deer farm
Waterfowl H5 avian flu in 2 more states
Polio in 4 countries
Measles in Afghanistan
Nov 10, 2021
Baby with measles

WHO, CDC warn COVID disruptions could stall measles battle

Missed measles vaccinations and eroded surveillance during COVID-19 are setting up a perfect storm.

Sep 21, 2021

News Scan for Sep 21, 2021

Afghan evacuee infectious disease alert
Antivirals for pediatric flu patients
Meningitis in the DRC
Non-COVID excess deaths
Sep 14, 2021

News Scan for Sep 14, 2021

Antimicrobial resistance in aquatic animals
CWD spread in Kansas
Measles in Afghan refugees
Apr 26, 2021

News Scan for Apr 26, 2021

Antibiotic use in Indonesian hospitals
Connecticut measles cases
Avian flu in 2 countries
Dec 17, 2020
Afghan boy with measles

Measles vaccinations taking back seat to COVID concerns

Only 62.4% of 16-month-old US children received the MMR vaccine from June to August, down from 72.0% before the pandemic.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Banerjee E, Paul P, Griffith J, et al. Impact of isolation and exclusion as a public health strategy to contain measles virus transmission during a measles outbreak. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Nov 10)

Desjardins M, Mitre X, Sherman AC, et al. Safety of live-attenuated measles, mumps, rubella vaccine administered within two years of hematopoietic cell transplant. Open Forum Infect Dis 2021 (published online Nov 23)

Dixon MG, Ferrari M, Antoni S, et al. Progress toward regional measles elimination — worldwide, 2000–2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021 Nov 12;70:1563–1569

Gambrell A, Sundaram M, Bednarczyk RA, et al. Estimating the number of US children susceptible to measles resulting from COVID-19-related vaccination coverage declines. Vaccine 2022 (published online Jun 15)

Gromis A, Liu KY. Spatial clustering of vaccine exemptions on the risk of a measles outbreak. Pediatrics 2021 (published online Dec 6)

Jaafar R, Zandotti C, Grimaldier C, et al. Epidemiological and genetic characterization of measles virus circulating strains at Marseille, France during 2017-2019 measles outbreak. J Infect 2021 (published online Jul 23)

Jaafar R, Zandotti C, Grimaldier C, et al. Epidemiological and genetic characterization of measles virus circulating strains at Marseille, France during 2017-2019 measles outbreak. J Infect 2021 (published online Jul 23)

Marchi S, Remarque EJ, Viviani S, et al. Measles immunity over two decades in two large Italian regions: how far is the elimination goal? Vaccine 2021 (published online Aug 26)

Masters NB, Mathis AD, Leung J, et al. Public health actions to control measles among Afghan evacuees during Operation Allies Welcome—United States, September–November 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022 Apr 29;71(17):592–6

Okunlola OA, Oyeyemi OT. Malaria transmission in Africa: its relationship with yellow fever and measles. PLOS One 2022 (published online May 4)

Pritchard N, Worrell MC, Shahum A, et al. Notes from the field: response to measles among persons evacuated from Afghanistan—Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, August–October 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022 Apr 29;71(17):609–10

Shepersky L, Marin M, Zhang J, et al. Mumps in vaccinated children and adolescents: 2007–2019. Pediatr 2021 (published online Nov 22)

Sowe A, Njie M, Sowe D, et al. Epidemiology of measles cases, vaccine effectiveness, and performance towards measles elimination in The Gambia. PLOS One 2021 (published online Oct 21)

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