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US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017

Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand to sites nationwide to ensure at-risk travelers can be protected.

CDC officials discussed the plan at a meeting of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in Atlanta. It includes an effort by the CDC and other agencies to distribute Sanofi Pasteur’s yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, which is not licensed in the U.S.

Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits

June 22, 2017
In a rare finding, researchers in France discovered five cases of human infection with a hepatitis E virus strain found in rabbits. The researchers said they could not…

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you forget to fill something…
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Listeria: The mystery organism

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Matthew E. Levison, MD, FACP
Listeria monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment. It is a foodborne pathogen, but the infecting dose is unknown. Person-to-person transmission, other than from…
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‘Like a kid in a candy store’: EIS officers explain matching process

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Each year, CDC officials and representatives from state health departments around the country conduct what amount to…
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US yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July; alternative vaccine supplied

June 23, 2017
Expecting the supply of the United States’ only licensed yellow fever vaccine to disappear in July, officials are distributing another brand

Five French patients infected with hepatitis E strain found in rabbits

June 22, 2017
In a rare finding, researchers in France discovered five cases of human infection with a hepatitis E virus strain found in rabbits. The researchers…

'Like winning the lottery’: EIS officers explain getting accepted into CDC program

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The voice says to call back. Someone at the CDC wants to discuss your application for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Panic sets in. Did you…

Eye on ID

Listeria: The mystery organism

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Matthew E. Levison, MD, FACP
Listeria monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment. It is a foodborne pathogen, but the infecting dose is unknown. Person-to-person…

‘Like a kid in a candy store’: EIS officers explain matching process

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Each year, CDC officials and representatives from state health departments around the country conduct what amount to job interviews with members of…

‘Bring it on!’ Presenting at EIS conference can be daunting, officers say

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Victoria Hall, DVM, MS, a first-year officer in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, sat at a table in the hallway of a downtown Atlanta…

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CDC’s EIS program molds clinicians into public health professionals

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
The man in the hospital in Puerto Rico had been bitten by a mongoose as he reached inside his backyard chicken coop to retrieve some eggs. The…

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What are the downstream effects of smaller EIS class sizes?

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Due to budget concerns, the incoming class of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, or EIS, has been reduced to 71 members — 10 fewer…

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E coli, GBS responsible for 64% of neonatal bacterial meningitis

June 21, 2017
Bacterial meningitis contracted within the first 90 days of life was most commonly attributed to infection from Escherichia coli and group B…

Updated CDC map shows 21% increase in US counties reporting mosquito that transmits Zika

June 21, 2017
Last year, with the Western Hemisphere in the grip of a surprising Zika virus epidemic, CDC researchers used a survey to compile a list of U.S…

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