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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Health

CDC releases clinical guidance on e-cigarette lung injury

(HealthDay)—In an early-release Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC presents interim guidance to help clinicians assess, evaluate, manage, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Seasonal influenza viruses circulating in southern hemisphere

(HealthDay)—Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere, but influenza activity is currently low in the United States, according to research published in the Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers ...

Vaccination

Only half of pregnant women receive recommended vaccines

(HealthDay)—Many pregnant women do not receive the recommended flu and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines to protect themselves and their infants, according to a Vital Signs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis C virus infection rates up for women giving birth

(HealthDay)—Among women giving birth, the rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased more than 400 percent from 2000 to 2015, with rates much higher among those with opioid use disorder, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Crude incidence of candidemia 8.7 per 100,000 in 2012 to 2016

(HealthDay)—The crude incidence of candidemia was 8.7 per 100,000 population across four states in 2012 to 2016, according to a surveillance summary published in the Sept. 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe silicosis found among fabricators of engineered quartz stone

Engineered stone, made of ground quartz and resin, has become a tremendously popular material for kitchen countertops due to its durability, low maintenance and customizable colors and patterns. Workers who form, shape, cut ...

HIV & AIDS

Racial/ethnic disparities seen in PrEP awareness, discussions

(HealthDay)—Considerable racial/ethnic disparities exist in HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness, discussion, and use among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Valley fever cases increased from 2014 to 2017

Coccidioidomycosis is still a national public health problem, and the number of cases has increased in recent years, according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

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