Field Epidemiologist Omesh Kumar Bharti wins Padma Shree award for ground breaking rabies research to make rabies prevention affordable. (Recommendations adopted for WHO guidelines while CDC recommendations have not changed).
Supplementary text 1. Provider Guidance on Risk Assessment and Clinical Decision-making for Hepatitis A Postexposure Prophylaxis. Supplements: Update: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for use of Hepatitis A vaccine for post-exposure prophylaxis and for international travel
CDC now recommends that men with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive with their partner wait at least 3 months after symptom onset or their last possible: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Men with Possible Zika Virus Exposure - United States, August 2018 (MMWR)
CDC and Global Outbreaks: Highlights from 2017
Notes from the Field: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections in U.S. Medical Tourists Associated with Plastic Surgery - Dominican Republic, 2017 (MMWR)
Immunize Canada has recently re-launched its website in a more mobile-friendly format, and invites everyone to check out the following new features:
Send a text message with the word "TRAVEL" to 21756 on the day you start Vivotif You'll receive text message reminders when it's time to take your remaining capsules This recurring program includes a total of 4 messages over the course of 7 days
Vivotif(R) Contact Information
Vivotif® (Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a), is now manufactured by PaxVax GmbH (PaxVax)
You can order by calling the main line 800-533-5899, or for an inside sales representative, the number is 609-654-4321: ext 46 -Emily Lindsay ext 47-Beth Heine ext 48 -Robin DiCroce.
Documentary Film: The Invisible Threat
The film focuses on understanding the science of vaccination and the misconceptions leading parents to delay or decline life-saving immunizations. This 40-minute independent documentary, produced by award winning high school student filmmakers, has earned praise from more than 50 organizations, including the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Every Child By Two, calling the documentary "powerful," "fast-paced," "well-balanced," and "impeccably produced."
Update: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) - September 6 (CDC)
A novel coronavirus called "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus" (MERS-CoV) was identified in 2012 as the cause of respiratory illness in people. Investigations are being done to figure out the source of MERS-CoV and how it spreads.
Update: Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus - September 6 (CDC)
Human infections with a new avian influenza A (H7N9) virus continue to be reported in China. The virus has been detected in poultry in China as well. While mild illness in human cases has been seen, most patients have had severe respiratory illness and some people have died. No cases of H7N9 outside of China have been reported.