Recent News

Jan 13, 2020

News Scan for Jan 13, 2020

New DRC Ebola cases
More CWD in Minnesota
Mandatory vaccination in Europe
Avian flu in 3 nations
Oct 08, 2019
Doctor with pregnant woman

Not enough pregnant women get flu or pertussis vaccines, CDC says

Only 54% of pregnant women get the flu vaccine, and 55% receive Tdap.

Aug 27, 2019

News Scan for Aug 27, 2019

DRC Ebola totals grow
Papaya food safety concerns
Smoking and increased flu risk
Pertussis vaccine in older adults
Barriers to mosquito bites
Jun 10, 2019
Child vaccine

Whooping cough cases tied to waning vaccine protection

Children were 5 times more likely to have pertussis if it had been more than 3 years since their last vaccine dose.

Apr 08, 2019

News Scan for Apr 08, 2019

US measles surge
Saudi MERS cases
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Waning pertussis vaccine effect
Vaccine allergies
Oct 15, 2018

News Scan for Oct 15, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Chikungunya in Sudan
Severe pertussis
Low-path H7N3 in California
Sep 27, 2018
Child receiving flu shot

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids

Coverage in kids 4 and younger was 67.8% last season, down 2.2 percentage points.

Sep 26, 2018

News Scan for Sep 26, 2018

Expanded retail info in food recalls
Flu transmission and humidity
Novel pertussis vaccine
Global TB commitment
Aug 13, 2018

News Scan for Aug 13, 2018

No link between maternal Tdap and autism
Rotavirus vaccine impact
Legionellosis seasonal shift
Jul 18, 2018

News Scan for Jul 18, 2018

California infant pertussis death
PPE doffing and contamination risk
Avian flu outbreaks in poultry
Sex differences and flu

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Edmunds M, Mearkle R, Folliard J, et al. Retrospective cohort study investigating extent of pertussis transmission during a boarding school outbreak, England, December 2017 to June 2018. Eurosurveill 2021 Jul;26(26)

Gao H, Lau EHY, Cowling BJ, et al. Waning immunity after receipt of pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus and polio-related vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect Dis 2021 (published online Sep 20)

Mott K, Huybrechts K, Glynn RJ, et al. Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccination during pregnancy and risk of pertussis in the newborn in publicly and privately insured mother-infant pairs in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2021 Jul;40(7):681-7

Nicholson L, Adkins E, Karyanti MR, et al. What is the true burden of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliovirus in children aged 3–18 in Asia? A systematic literature review. Int J Infect Dis 2022 (published online Jan 22)

Paireau J, Guillot S, Belghiti FAE, et al. Effect of change in vaccine schedule on pertussis epidemiology in France: a modelling and serological study. Lancet Infect Dis 2021 (published online Oct 18)

Pingali C, Yankey D, Elam-Evans LD, et al. National, regional, state, and selected local area vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13–17 years—United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021 Sep 2;70:1183–90

Rowe SL, Leder K, Perrett KP, et al. Maternal vaccination and infant influenza and pertussis. Pediatrics 2021 Aug 1;148(2):e2021051076

Seppala E, Kristoffersen AB, Boas H, et al. Pertussis epidemiology including direct and indirect effects of the childhood pertussis booster vaccinations, Norway, 1998–2019. Vaccine 2022 (published online Apr 22)

Sheridan S, McIntyre P, Liu B, et al. Pertussis burden and acellular pertussis vaccine effectiveness in high risk children. Vaccine 2022 (published online Jan 31)

Tanaka M, Okubo R, Hoshi SL, et al. Cost-effectiveness of pertussis booster vaccination for preschool children in Japan. Vaccine 2022 (published online Jan 14)

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