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

Brosio F, Kuhdari P, Cocchio S, et al. Impact of pertussis on the Italian population: analysis of hospital discharge records in the period 2001-2014. Int J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 30)

Brousseau N, Skowronski DM, Bellemare D, et al. Impact of the adolescent pertussis booster dose on the incidence of pertussis in British Columbia and Quebec, Canada. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 1)

de Graaf H, Ibrahim M, Hill AR, et al. Controlled human infection with Bordetella pertussis induces asymptomatic, immunizing colonization. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 28)

Friedrich F, Valadao MC, Brum M, et al. Impact of maternal dTpa vaccination on the incidence of pertussis in young infants. PLOS One 2020 Jan 28;15(1):e0228022

Gil-Prieto R, Walter S, San-Roman-Montero J, et al. Paediatric hospitalizations due to whooping cough in Spain (1997-2017). Vaccine 2019 (published online Sep 13)

Glover C, Crawford N, Leeb A, et al. Active SMS-based surveillance of adverse events following immunisation with influenza and pertussis-containing vaccines in Australian pregnant women using AusVaxSafety. Vaccine (published online Jun 2)

Gu W, Wang K, Zhang X, et al. Pathogen analysis of pertussis-like syndrome in children. BMC Infect Dis 2020 May 19;20:353

Havers FP, Cho BH, Walker JW, et al. Economic impact of implementing decennial tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in adults in the United States. Vaccine 2019 (published online Oct 31)

Havers FP, Moro PL, Hunter P, et al. Use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccines: updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2019. MMWR 2020 Jan 24;69(3):77-83

Katfy K, Diawara I, Maaloum F, et al. Pertussis in infants, in their mothers and other contacts in Casablanca, Morocco. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jan 14;20:43

Krishnan SG, Fun WH, Ramadras MD, et al. Pertussis clinical case definition: time for change in developing countries?  PLOS One 2019 Jul 10;14(7):e0219534

Leong RN, Wood JG, Liu B, et al. High healthcare resource utilisation due to pertussis in Australian adults aged 65 years and over. Vaccine 2020 (published online Mar 24)

Lindley MC, Kahn KE, Bardenheier BH, et al. Burden and prevention of influenza and pertussis among pregnant women and infants — United States. (Vital signs) MMWR 2019 Oct 11;68(40):885-92

Liu B, He WQ, Newall AT, et al. Effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccine in older adults: nested matched case-control study. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 26)

Mack I, Erlanger TE, Lang P, et al. Dose-dependent effectiveness of aceullular pertussis vaccine in infants: a population-based case-control study. Vaccine 2019 (published online Dec 3)

McHugh L, Andrews RM, Leckning B, et al. Baseline incidence of adverse birth outcomes and infant influenza and pertussis hospitalisations prior to the introduction of influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: a data linkage study of 78,382 mother-infant pairs, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994-2015. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Jul 4)

Merritt TA, Rasmussen SA, Bright MA, et al. Variation in Tdap and influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women by insurance type — Florida, 2016-2018. MMWR 2020 Jan 24;69(3):72-6

Perrett KP, Halperin SA, Nolan T, et al. Immunogenicity, transplacental transfer of pertussis antibodies and safety following pertussis immunization during pregnancy: evidence from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 24)

Perrett KP, Halperin SA, Nolan T, et al. Impact of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis immunization during pregnancy on subsequent infant immunization seroresponses: follow-up from a large randomized placebo-controlled trial. Vaccine 2019 (published online Nov 24)

Quattrocchi A, Mereckiene J, Fitzgerald M, et al. Determinants of influenza and pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women in Ireland: a cross-sectional survey in 2017/18 influenza season. Vaccine 2019 (published online Sep 9)

Rovira-Vallbona E, Bottieau E, Guetens P, et al. Imported malaria and artemisinin-based combination therapy failure in travelers returning to Belgium: a retrospective study. Travel Med Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 31)

Solano R, Sanchez-Callejas AV, Alvarez-Ibanez MI, et al. Proper pertussis vaccination will probably not increase vaccination coverage: a case-control study. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Aug 20)

Tessier E, Campbell H, Ribeiro S, et al. Impact of extending the timing of maternal pertussis vaccination on hospitalized infant pertussis in England, 2014–2018. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jun 22)

Vaz OM, Ellingson MK, Weiss P, et al. Mandatory vaccination in Europe. Pediatrics 2020 (published online Jan 13)

Wilkinson K, Righolt CH, Kwong JC, et al. A nested case-control study measuring pertussis vaccine effectiveness and duration of protection in Manitoba, Canada, 1992-2015: a Canadian Immunization Research Network Study. Vaccine 2019 (published online Sep 26)

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