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Updated 2018-09-24 11:20
Notes from the Field: Responding to an Outbreak of Monkeypox Using the One Health Approach - Nigeria, 2017-2018
In September 2018, the first case of an outbreak of monkeypox was reported in Nigeria, which likely resulted from a complex intersection of events and required a robust outbreak response collaboration among human, animal, and environmental health institutions.
Age-Associated Trends in Diagnosis and Prevalence of Infection with HIV Among Men Who Have Sex with Men - United States, 2008-2016
CDC analyzed national data on HIV diagnoses to examine age-associated trends in diagnosis and prevalence of HIV among gay and bisexual men during 2008-2016.
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018, is observed as National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to bring attention to the ongoing and disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the United States.
CDC Grand Rounds: Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults
As the proportion of older adults in the United States continues to grow rapidly, public health can help enhance health and well-being by promoting recommended clinical preventive services and encouraging earlier disease detection and care planning, including discussing any concerns about memory loss with a health care provider.
Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppy Exposure - United States, 2016-2018
A multistate investigation of an outbreak of human multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections during 2017-2018 was linked to contact with pet store puppies.
QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Community Residents with a Fall, by Census Region - United States, 2016
This bar chart shows the percentage of residential care community residents with a fall by U.S. Census region in 2016 according to the data collected by the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.
Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults - United States, 2016
CDC researchers estimate that chronic pain affects approximately 50 million U.S. adults, and high-impact chronic pain affects approximately 20 million adults.
Sentinel Surveillance for Congenital Rubella Syndrome - India, 2016-2017
The Indian Council of Medical Research and the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare initiated laboratory-supported surveillance for congenital rubella syndrome in five sentinel sites in November 2016.
Erratum: Vol. 65, No. 15
In the report "Notes from the Field: Respiratory Symptoms and Skin Irritation Among Hospital Workers Using a New Disinfection Product - Pennsylvania, 2015," in the fourth paragraph, the fourth sentence should have read "Full-shift air sample results for hydrogen peroxide ranged from
Notes from the Field: Mumps Outbreak Associated with Cheerleading Competitions - North Texas, December 2016-February 2017
An outbreak of 12 mumps cases (five confirmed and seven probable) in five counties was identified in persons who were nonathlete participants or attendees at three cheerleading competitions or were household contacts of mumps patients. This outbreak is the first documented report of mumps transmission during a sporting event with the majority of cases occurring in nonathlete participants or attendees.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Lung Cancer, by Urbanization of County of Residence - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2006 and 2016
This bar chart shows the age-adjusted death rate for lung cancer by urbanization of county of residence from 2006 to 2106 according to the National Vital Statistics System.
Notes from the Field: Enterovirus A71 Neurologic Disease in Children - Colorado, 201
In May 2018, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was notified by Children's Hospital Colorado of an increase in pediatric cases of meningitis and encephalitis, in which patients tested positive for enterovirus, which can cause hand, foot, and mouth disease and neurologic disease in children aged
Pain Awareness Month - September 2018
September is recognized as Pain Awareness Month, when organizations have the opportunity to raise awareness of how pain affects persons, families, communities, and the nation and work to support national action to address pain.
Sexual Risk Behavior Differences Among Sexual Minority High School Students - United States, 2015 and 2017
This analysis is the first to examine the subgroup differences in sexual risk behaviors among students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or who are unsure of their sexual identity.
QuickStats: Repeat Birth Rates for Teens, by Urbanization Level of County - National Vital Statistics System, 2007-2016
This report shows that the rate of repeat births for females aged 15-19 years significantly declined in both rural and urban counties.
Notes from the Field: Acquisition of Delamanid Under a Compassionate Use Program for Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis - United States, 2017
Delamanid, a nitro-imidazole, is a new tuberculosis (TB) drug developed to address some of the adverse reactions and related adherence difficulties associated with currently available mediations for treating drug-resistant TB. A patient with extensively drug-resistant TB was successfully treated in 2017.
Progress Toward Poliovirus Containment Implementation - Worldwide, 2017-2018
Poliovirus containment requires global participation and is important to ensure polio is not reintroduced into the population after polio eradication.
Vital Signs: Prevalence of Key Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors for Million Hearts 2022 - United States, 2011-2016
An analysis of preventable hospitalization and emergency department and death data provides a comprehensive picture of the number of preventable CVD events that have occurred at the national and state levels.
Vital Signs: State-Level Variation in Nonfatal and Fatal Cardiovascular Events Targeted for Prevention by Million Hearts 2022
An analysis of preventable hospitalization, emergency department, and death data provides a comprehensive picture of the number of preventable cardiovascular disease events that occurred at the national and state levels.
Assessment of State, Local, and Territorial Zika Planning and Preparedness Activities - United States, June 2016-July 2017
Health departments need to be prepared for and adapt to emerging public health challenges such as the 2015-2016 Zika virus epidemic.
National Preparedness Month - September 2018
Each September, CDC, along with 3,000 global, national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public health institutions, supports emergency preparedness efforts and encourages U.S. residents to take action before, during, and after an emergency.
QuickStats: Number of Youths Aged 2-19 Years and Adults Aged ≥20 Years with Obesity or Severe Obesity --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015--2016
During 2015-2016, in the United States, there were 13.7 million youths (18.5%) with obesity, including 4.2 million youths (5.6%) with severe obesity.
Notes from the Field: Inspection of 59 "Vape Shops" --- United States, October--November, 2016
In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was given the authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.
Notes from the Field: Fatal Vibrio anguillarum Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient --- Maine, 2017
In July 2017, a woman aged 65 years was evaluated at a hospital emergency department in Maine for an approximately 10-cm area of necrosis on her left lower leg identified as likely skin and soft tissue infection.
Cholera Outbreak in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya --- November 2015--June 2016
Dadaab Refugee camp in Garissa County, Kenya, hosts nearly 340,000 refugees in five subcamps (Dagahaley, Hagadera, Ifo, Ifo2, and Kambioos).
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students --- United States, 2014--2017
During the past few decades, wide disparities in tobacco product use have been documented among the largest racial/ethnic groups in the United States; however, little is known about tobacco product use among youths from racial/ethnic groups other than whites, blacks, and Hispanics.
International Overdose Awareness Day --- August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018, is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event to raise awareness that death from drug overdose is preventable.
Opportunities to Prevent Overdose Deaths Involving Prescription and Illicit Opioids, 11 States, July 2016--June 2017
In 2016, 63,632 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States, 42,249 (66.4%) of which involved opioids.
Notes from the Field: Mumps Outbreak --- Alaska, May 2017--July 2018
In May 2017, the Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE) was notified of an Anchorage resident with laboratory-confirmed mumps who reported exposure to an out-of-state visitor with mumps-like symptoms.
Coccidioidomycosis Outbreak Among Workers Constructing a Solar Power Farm --- Monterey County, California, 2016--2017
In January 2017, two local health departments notified the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of three cases of coccidioidomycosis among workers constructing a solar power installation (solar farm) in southeastern Monterey County. Coccidioidomycosis, or Valley fever, is an infection caused by inhalation of the soil-dwelling fungus Coccidioides, which is endemic in the southwestern United States, including California.
Trends in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers --- United States, 1999--2015
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a known cause of cervical cancer, as well as some oropharyngeal, vulvar, vaginal, penile, and anal cancers. To assess trends, characterized by average annual percent change (AAPC), in HPV-associated cancer incidence during 1999-2015, CDC analyzed data from cancer registries covering 97.8% of the U.S. population
QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rate, by State --- United States, 2016
In 2016, the infant mortality rate in the United States was 5.87 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
Assessment of Epidemiology Capacity in State Health Departments --- United States, 2017
In 2017, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists performed its sixth periodic Epidemiology Capacity Assessment, a national assessment that evaluates trends in workforce size, funding, and epidemiology capacity among state health departments.
National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13--17 Years --- United States, 2017
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends routine vaccination of persons aged 11-12 years with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY), and tetanus and reduced diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap).
Occupational Patterns in Unintentional and Undetermined Drug-Involved and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths --- United States, 2007--2012
The opioid epidemic affects multiple segments of the U.S. population.
Contact Lens Health Week --- August 20-24, 2018
August 20-24, 2018, marks the fifth annual Contact Lens Health Week.
Prevalence of Disabilities and Health Care Access by Disability Status and Type Among Adults --- United States, 2016
Persons with disabilities face greater barriers to health care than do those without disabilities.
Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in Contact Lenses --- Six Cases, United States, 2016--2018
Contact lenses, when worn and cared for properly, are a safe and effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans.
Emergence of Localized Serogroup W Meningococcal Disease in the United States --- Georgia, 2006--2016
Several countries in Europe and Australia are reporting an increasing incidence of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W (NmW) as a consequence of the rapid expansion of a single NmW clone belonging to clonal complex 11.
Contraceptive Use Among Women at Risk for Unintended Pregnancy in the Context of Public Health Emergencies --- United States, 2016
Ensuring access to and promoting use of effective contraception have been identified as important strategies for preventing unintended pregnancy.
Prevalence of Five Health-Related Behaviors for Chronic Disease Prevention Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adults --- 25 U.S. States and Guam, 2016
In recent decades, public health awareness of health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations has increased.
QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Adult Day Services Centers, by Type of Service --- National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2016
In 2016, four in 10 adult day services centers had services that were designed to meet both the social and medical needs of their enrolled participants equally.
Erratum: Vol. 67, No. 30
In the report "Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- Afghanistan, January 2017--May 2018," multiple incorrect spellings occurred because of a spell-check error. The errors are corrected online.
Extrapulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease Surveillance --- Oregon, 2014--2016
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), ubiquitous in soil and water, usually infect immunocompromised persons.
Opioid Use Disorder Documented at Delivery Hospitalization --- United States, 1999-2014
Opioid use by pregnant women represents a significant public health concern given the association of opioid exposure and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes, including preterm labor, stillbirth, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and maternal mortality.
Naloxone Administration Frequency During Emergency Medical Service Events --- United States, 2012--2016
As the opioid epidemic in the United States has continued since the early 2000s, most descriptions have focused on misuse and deaths. Increased cooperation with state and local partners has enabled more rapid and comprehensive surveillance of nonfatal opioid overdoses.
QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury --- United States, 2016
In 2016, the death rate in the United States for motor vehicle traffic injury was 11.7 per 100,000 standard population.
Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Men with Possible Zika Virus Exposure --- United States, August 2018
Zika virus infection can occur as a result of mosquitoborne or sexual transmission of the virus.
Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection --- U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects, including structural abnormalities of the brain and eye.
Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- Afghanistan, January 2017--May 2018
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria remain the only countries where transmission of endemic wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) continues.