Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (ISSN 0149-2195) is a weekly epidemiological digest for the United States published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is the main vehicle for publishing public health information and recommendations that have been received by the CDC from state health departments, with each issue covering reports that have been received in the week through Friday, and published on the following Friday. Material published in the report is in the public domain and may be reprinted without permission. As of 2009, the journal's editor-in-chief is Ronald Moolenaar.


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Oncology & Cancer

Number of mesothelioma deaths up among women from 1999 to 2020

From 1999 to 2020, there was an increase in the annual number of mesothelioma deaths among women, although the age-adjusted death rate decreased, according to research published in the May 13 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD mortality rates for women remained unchanged from 1999 to 2019

From 1999 to 2019, there was no change in overall age-adjusted chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality rates among women, while small decreases were seen in the rates for men, according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alabama cases of acute hepatitis in kids show link to viruses: CDC

The origins of a continuing outbreak of acute, potentially lethal hepatitis striking children in countries around the world has experts mystified. But a cluster of recent cases in Alabama all show ties to common viruses, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence up from Dec. 2021 to Feb. 2022

From December 2021 to February 2022, the seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) increased, reaching about 75 percent among children and adolescents by February 2022, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19-linked hospitalization up for children during omicron

During the period of omicron predominance, COVID-19-associated hospitalization among children aged 5 to 11 years, including among those with no underlying health conditions, was increased, according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Universal HepB vaccination recommended for adults age 19 to 59

Hepatitis B (HepB) vaccination should be administered to adults aged 19 to 59 years and to those aged 60 years or older with risk factors for HepB, according to updated recommendations published in the April 1 issue of the ...

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