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

Abu-Raya B, Edwards KM. Interference with pertussis vaccination in infants after maternal pertussis vaccination. Pediatrics 2020 Aug;146(2)e20193579

Alvarez J, Godoy P, Plans-Rubio P, et al. Azithromycin to prevent pertussis in household contacts, Catalonia and Navarre, Spain, 2012-2013. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Nov;26(11)

Andersen AR, Kolmos SK, Glanagan KL, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of pertussis vaccine in pregnancy on the risk of chorioamnionitis, non-pertussis infectious diseases and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Vaccine 2021 (published online Feb 25)

Birru F, Al-Hinai Z, Thani SA, et al. Critical pertussis: a multicentric analysis of risk factors and outcomes in Oman. Int J Infect Dis 2021 (published online Apr 15)

Cabal A, Schmid D, Hell M, et al. Isolate-based surveillance of Bordetella pertussis, Austria, 2018-2020. Emerg Infect Dis 2021 Mar;27(3)

Carrasquilla G, Porras A, Martinez S, et al. Incidence and mortality of pertussis disease in infants <12 months of age following introduction of pertussis maternal universal mass vaccination in Bogota, Colombia. Vaccine 2020 Oct 27;38(46):7284-92

Conway JH, Davis JP, Eickhoff JC, et al. Brand-specific rates of pertussis disease among Wisconsin children given 1-4 doses of pertussis vaccine, 2010-2014. Vaccine (published online Sep 11)

Guzman-Holst A, Luna-Casas G, Cervantes-Polinar MY, et al. Pertussis infant morbidity and mortality trends after universal maternal immunisation in Mexico: an ecological database study with time-series analysis. Vaccine 2021 Apr 15;39(16):3211-8

Hanifi SM, Fisker AB, Welaga P, et al. Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine is associated with increased female-male mortality rate ratios: a meta-analysis of studies of DTP administered before and after measles vaccine. J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Oct 30)

Hitz DA, Tewald F, Eggers M. Seasonal Bordetella pertussis pattern in the period from 2008 to 2018 in Germany. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jul 3;20:474

Kamachi K, Duong HT, Dang AD, et al. Macrolide-resistant Bordetella pertussis, Vietnam, 2016-2017. Emerg Infect Dis (Research letter) 2020 Oct;26(10)

Laverty M, Crowcroft N, Bolotin S, et al. Health outcomes in young children following pertussis vaccination during pregnancy. Pediatrics 2021 2021 Apr;147(4):e2020042507

Liu C, Yang L, Cheng U, et al. Risk factors associated with death in infants <120 days old with severe pertussis: a case-control study. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Nov 16;20:852

Loiacono MM, Pool V, van Aalst R. DTaP combination vaccine use and adherence: a retrospective cohort study. Vaccine 2021 (published online Jan 20)

Lopes KA, Baptista PN, de Medeiros R, et al. Clinical repercussions in pertussis infants post-Tdpa vaccination of pregnant woman: An immunization success? Vaccine 2021 (published online Apr 2)

Ma L, Caulfield A, Dewan KK, et al. Pertactin-deficient Bordetella pertussis, vaccine-driven evolution, and reemergence of pertussis. Emerg Infect Dis 2021 Jun;27(6)

Maertens K, Orije MR, Herzog SA, et al. Pertussis immunization during pregnancy: assessment of the role of maternal antibodies on immune responses in term and preterm born infants. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online May 10)

Merdrignac L, el Belghiti FA, Pandolfi E, et al. Incidence and severity of pertussis hospitalisations in infants aged less than 1 year in 37 hospitals of six EU/EEA countries, results of PERTINENT sentinel pilot surveillance system, December 2015 to December 2018. Eurosurveill 2021 Jan 28;26(4)

Muloiwa R, Dube FS, Nicol MP, et al. Risk factors for Bordetella pertussis disease in hospitalized children. PLoS One 2020 (published online Oct 15)

Muloiwa R, Kagina BM, Engel ME, et al. The burden of laboratory-confirmed pertussis in low- and middle-income countries since the inception of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in 1974: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med 2020 Aug 28;18(233)

Noel G, Badmasti F, Nikbin VS, et al. Transversal sero-epidemiological study of Bordetella pertussis in Tehran, Iran. PLoS One 2020 (published online Sep 1)

Noel G, Borand L, Leng C, et al. Circulation of Bordetella pertussis in vaccinated Cambodian children: a transversal serological study. Int J Infect Dis 2021 (published online Mar 22)

Ohfuji S, Okada K, Mouri Y, et al. Effectiveness of four doses of pertussis vaccine during infancy diminished in elementary school age: a test-negative case-control study in Japan. Vaccine 2020 (published online Nov 20)

Ohfuji S, Okada K, Mouri Y, et al. Effectiveness of four doses of pertussis vaccine during infancy diminished in elementary school age: a test-negative case-control study in Japan. Vaccine 2020 (published online Nov 20)

Rane MS, Halloran ME. Estimating population-level effects of the acellular pertussis vaccine using routinely collected immunization data. Clin Infect Dis 2021 (published online Apr 21)

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