2018 News Reports By Month
Schillie S, Harris A, Link-Gelles R, Romero J, Ward J, Nelson N. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant MMWR. 2018;67(15);455-8.
This report contains ACIP guidance specific to HepB-CpG and augments the 2018 ACIP recommendations for the prevention of HBV infection…
Gardner TJ, Diop OM, Jorba J, Chavan S, Ahmed J, Anand A. Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2016–2017 MMWR. 2018;67(14);418-23.
This report presents poliovirus surveillance data from 2016–2017, with particular focus on six countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and 20 countries in the African Region that reported WPV or circulating VDPVs (cVDPVs) during 2011–2017…
Rozwadowski F, Caulcrick-Grimes M, McHugh L, Haldeman A, Fulton T, Killerby M, et al. Notes from the Field: Fatalities Associated with Human Adenovirus Type 7 at a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility — New Jersey, 2017 MMWR. 2018;67(12);371-2.
A combined HAdV-4 and HadV-7 live oral vaccine is available but is currently limited to military use…
Davizon ES, Soeters HM, Miller L, Barnes M. Two Cases of Meningococcal Disease in One Family Separated by an Extended Period — Colorado, 2015–2016 MMWR. 2018;67(12);366-8.
Vaccination of close contacts of patients with sporadic meningococcal disease in addition to PEP is not currently recommended in the United States for the prevention of secondary cases…
Hamer DH, Angelo K, Caumes E, van Genderen PJJ, Florescu SA, Popescu CP, et al. Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018 MMWR. 2018;67(11);340-1.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all eligible persons aged ≥9 months, traveling to many areas in Brazil, including the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (especially Ilha Grande)…
Hendrickson B, Kamili S, Timmons T, Iwen PC, Pedati C, Safranek T. Notes from the Field: False-Negative Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test Results in a Hemodialysis Patient — Nebraska, 2017 MMWR. 2018;67(10);311-2.
This case highlights a unique challenge associated with detecting HBV infections when a surface antigen mutation is present…
Alleman MM, Chitale R, Burns CC, Iber J, Dybdahl-Sissoko N, Chen Q, et al. Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks and Events — Three Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017 MMWR. 2018;67(10);300-5.
Risk for VDPV emergence in DRC will remain unless population immunity to poliovirus is increased and maintained…
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Nigeria, January–December 2017 MMWR. 2018;67(8);253-6.
This report describes progress in polio eradication activities in Nigeria during January–December 2017 and updates previous reports…
Nguyen HTT, Tran CH, Dang AD, Tran HGT, Vu TD, Pham TN, et al. Rabies Vaccine Hesitancy and Deaths Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women — Vietnam, 2015–2016 MMWR. 2018;67(8);250-2.
These findings highlight the need for public health messaging about the safety and effectiveness of PEP in preventing rabies among all persons with exposures, including pregnant and breastfeeding women…
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage, of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Had an Influenza Vaccine in the Past 12 Months,§ by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1999–2001 and 2014–2016 MMWR. 2018;67(7);233.
During both periods, older adults with income ≥200% poverty level were significantly more likely to receive an influenza vaccine compared with those with lower family income…
Comer M, Matthias J, Nicholson G, Asher A, Holmberg S, Wilson C. Notes from the Field: Increase in Acute Hepatitis B Infections — Pasco County, Florida, 2011–2016 MMWR. 2018;67(6);180-5.
From 2011 to 2016, the number of acute HBV-infected persons in Pasco County who met the national case definition* increased from 1.5 to 17.28 per 100,000 residents (p<0.001)…
McNeil MM, Hibbs BF, Miller ER, Cano MV. Notes from the Field: Errors in Administration of an Excess Dosage of Yellow Fever Vaccine — United States, 2017 MMWR. 2018;67(3);109-10.
Vaccine providers should follow the instructions provided with YF-VAX; preventive measures such as more distinctive packaging and in-service training in clinics that stock both the single and multidose vials might be helpful…
Dooling KL, Guo A, Patel M, Lee GM, Moore K,Belongia EA, et al. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines MMWR. 2018;67(3);103-8.
This report serves as a supplement to the 2008 Prevention of Herpes Zoster Recommendations of ACIP for the use of ZVL in adults aged ≥60 years and subsequent updates; it outlines recent ACIP recommendations as well as guidance for use of RZV and ZVL in adults…
Marin M, Marlow M, Moore KL, Patel M. Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Third Dose of Mumps Virus–Containing Vaccine in Persons at Increased Risk for Mumps During an Outbreak MMWR. 2018;67(1);33-8.
This recommendation supplements the existing ACIP recommendations for mumps vaccination…
Schillie S, Vellozzi C, Reingold A, Harris A, Haber P, Ward JW, et al. Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices MMWR. 2018;67(1);1-33.
his report updates and summarizes previously published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC regarding the prevention of HBV infection in the United States…
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