Recent News

Oct 04, 2019

News Scan for Oct 04, 2019

Polio in Pakistan, elsewhere
Resistant urinary tract infections
Flu vaccine and serious disease
Global rubella vaccine uptake
Aug 29, 2019

News Scan for Aug 29, 2019

European measles setbacks
CWD in Wisconsin elk
MERS in Saudi Arabia
May 28, 2019
measles torso

US measles total climbs by 60 to reach 940 cases

In global developments, European officials warn of a growing gap in vaccine coverage, and the WHO certifies measles and rubella elimination in Bahrain, Oman, and Iran.

Oct 07, 2016

News Scan for Oct 07, 2016

Salmonella from live poultry
High-dose colistin
Vaccines in young kids
Ebola vaccine contract
Polio in Nigeria
Sep 24, 2015

News Scan for Sep 24, 2015

FDA lab safety hire
Global rubella progress
Traits of influenza B
May 27, 2015

News Scan for May 27, 2015

Immune response to flu vaccine
Caramel apple Listeria source
Measles, rubella in Europe
Fast drug-resistance test
Apr 29, 2015
Rubella vaccination

Americas declared first region to eliminate rubella

Officials announce that the Americas are the world's first region to officially eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome.

Feb 02, 2015

News Scan for Feb 02, 2015

US, Canadian measles
MERS in Saudi Arabia, Qatar
More chikungunya cases
H7N9 in China
Caribbean cholera trends
MMR vaccine in adults
Jun 09, 2014

News Scan for Jun 09, 2014

More Saudi MERS cases
World Cup vaccine advice
Dec 05, 2013
Flight arrival board

US measles status unchanged, but vaccination gaps exist

Recent cases don't change the nation's status but can threaten health security, the CDC said.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bianchi FP, De Nitto S, Stefanizzi P, et al. Immunity to rubella: an Italian retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2019 Nov 8;19:1490

Brown KE, Rota PA, Goodson JL, et al. Genetic characterization of measles and rubella viruses detected through global measles and rubella elimination surveillance. MMWR 2019 Jul 5;68(26):587-91

Choe SA, Cho YJ, Paek JY. Rubella seroepidemiology among Korean women: two decades after combined vaccination strategy. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Feb 26)

Grant GB, Desai S, Dumolard K, et al. Progress toward rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination — worldwide, 2000-2018. MMWR 2019 Oct 4;68(39):855-9

Khetsuriani N, Chitadze N, Russell S, et al. Measles and rubella seroprevalence among adults in Georgia in 2015: helping guide the elimination efforts. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Dec 11)

Mazaba ML, Siziya S, Monze M, et al. Epidemiology of acute rubella infection in Zambia during the pre-vaccination period (2005-2016) as a baseline for monitoring rubella epidemiology in the post-rubella vaccine introduction era. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Feb 3;20:180

Mizumoto K, Chowell G. Temporary fertility decline after large rubella outbreak, Japan. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jun;26(6)

Mizumoto K, Chowell G. Temporary fertility decline after large rubella outbreak, Japan. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jun;26(6)

Murhekar M, Verma S, Singh K, et al. Epidemiology of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in India, 2016-18, based on data from sentinel surveillance. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2020 Feb 3;14(2):e0007982

Taku NA, Ndze VN, Abernathy E, et al. Seroprevalence of rubella virus antibodies among pregnant women in the center and south-west regions of Cameroon. PLOS One 2019 Nov 21;14(11):e0225594

Wangchuk S, Nogareda F, Tshering N, et al. Measles and rubella immunity in the population of Bhutan, 2017. Vaccine 2019 (published online Sep 6)

Woyessa AB, Ali MS, Korkpor TK, et al. Rubella transmission and the risk of congenital rubella syndrome in Liberia: a need to introduce rubella-containing vaccine in the routine immunization program. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Sep 18;19:813

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