In response to the current measles outbreak in Europe, the editors of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID), The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID), Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) and the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) have compiled a collection of articles intended to help support healthcare providers’ efforts to educate patients about the importance of vaccination before measles becomes a global health crisis.
Clinical Infectious Diseases
A Two-Center Randomized Trial of an Additional Early Dose of Measles Vaccine: Effects on Mortality and Measles Antibody Levels
Ane B. Fisker, Eric Nebie, Anja Schoeps, et al.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Effectiveness of Early Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination Among 6–14-Month-Old Infants During an Epidemic in the Netherlands: An Observational Cohort Study
Tom Woudenberg, Nicoline A. T. van der Maas, Mirjam J. Knol, et al.
Whole-Genome Sequencing of Measles Virus Genotypes H1 and D8 During Outbreaks of Infection Following the 2010 Olympic Winter Games Reveals Viral Transmission Routes
Jennifer L. Gardy, Monika Naus, Ashraf Amlani, et al.
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Podcast 1: An Interview with Dr. Samuel L. Katz
Editor-in-Chief Paul Sax, MD, interviews Samuel L. Katz, MD, a pediatrician and virologist who played an integral part in the development of the measles vaccine. Dr. Katz discusses the history of measles and gives his views on how to stop current outbreaks.
Podcast 5: An Interview with Seth Mnookin
Editor-in-Chief Paul Sax, MD, engages with award-winning author and journalist Seth Mnookin about his critically-acclaimed “medical detective story,” The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy. Mnookin fields questions on lessons learned in the recent measles outbreak, how to bridge the disconnect between scientific research and public knowledge, and what fueled the misinformation fire in the vaccine-autism conundrum.
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
A Comparison of Postelimination Measles Epidemiology in the United States, 2009–2014 Versus 2001–2008
Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, Susan B. Redd, Paul A. Gasta?aduy, et al.