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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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus variant out of Brazil now in 5 U.S. states

(HealthDay)—The first U.S. case of a Brazilian COVID-19 variant that doctors fear can re-infect the previously sick surfaced in Minnesota in early January 2021, and the more infectious variant has since been found in four ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Decline in U.S. suicide rates from 2018 to 2019 not uniform

(HealthDay)—The rate of suicide declined overall from 2018 to 2019 in the United States, with significant declines observed in five states and among certain subgroups; however, these declines were not uniform, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible SARS-CoV-2 reinfection described at skilled nursing facility

(HealthDay)—Possible reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been observed at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Kentucky, according to research published in the Feb. 26 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mortality highest for Asians, Hispanic/Latinos with lupus

(HealthDay)—Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) of observed-to-expected deaths are increased for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and are especially high for Asians and Hispanic/Latinos, according to research ...

HIV & AIDS

Among Blacks, late-stage HIV diagnosis varies by rurality

(HealthDay)—The percentage of Black people with late-stage HIV diagnosis varies according to population area of residence and is higher in rural than urban and metropolitan areas, according to research published in the ...

Vaccination

ACIP issues 2021 immunization schedule for adults

(HealthDay)—The recommended immunization schedule for adults has been updated for 2021, according to a report published online Feb. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine and in the Feb. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cardiovascular comorbidities more likely for adults with CHDs

Adults with congenital heart defects (CHDs) are more likely to report cardiovascular comorbidities than those in the general population, according to research published in the Feb. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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