Proof-of-principle evaluation of the efficacy of fewer than three doses of a bivalent HPV16/18 vaccineArchived
The findings from Kreimer et al. need to be confirmed by other studies and require longer-term follow-up.
Kreimer AR, Rodriguez AC, Hildesheim A, Herrero R, Porras C, Schiffman M, González P, Solomon D, Jiménez S, Schiller JT, Lowy DR, Quint W, Sherman ME, Schussler J, Wacholder S; for the CVT Vaccine Group. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Three-dose regimens for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are expensive and difficult to complete, especially in settings where the need for cervical cancer prevention is greatest. The findings from Kreimer et al. need to be confirmed by other studies and require longer-term follow-up. However, if a one- or two-dose regimen of HPV vaccination does in fact elicit a good and durable immune response, these findings will have a great impact on costs and strategies for HPV vaccination programmes throughout Europe.
Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe
1 Apr 2019 - ECDC comment on the study 'Detection in the United Kingdom of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae FC428 clone, with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, October to December 2018' by Eyre et al. in the Eurosurveillance edition of 7 March 2019.
Conclusions of the twentieth IHR Emergency Committee do not change the ECDC risk assessment for Europe concerning polio
11 Mar 2019 - Statement of the twentieth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus, 1 March 2019
WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season
1 Mar 2019 - On 18–20 February 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on the recommended composition of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the northern hemisphere 2019–2020 influenza season: an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus, an A(H3N2) virus component to be announced on 21 March 2019, a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage) and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage).