Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

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  1. Update: severe acute respiratory syndrome--worldwide and United States, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(28):664 (2003) PMID 12869906

    This report updates reported cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) worldwide and in the United States, describes a change in the recommended timing of collection of a convalescent-phase serum specimen to test for antibody to SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV), and introduces a ne...
  2. Rapid increase in HIV rates--Orel Oblast, Russian Federation, 1999-2001.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(28):657 (2003) PMID 12869903

    During 1999-2001, the estimated number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reported officially in the Russian Federation increased approximately 16-fold, from 11,000 to 177,000. In 2001, of 49,434 HIV-infected persons for whom a risk factor was identified, 46,274 (94%) were injection-...
  3. Homemade chemical bomb events and resulting injuries--selected states, January 1996-March 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(28):662 (2003) PMID 12869905

    Homemade chemical bombs (HCBs), also known as acid bombs, bottle bombs, and MacGyver bombs, are explosive devices that can be made easily from volatile household chemicals (e.g., toilet bowl, drain, and driveway cleaners) purchased at a local hardware or grocery store. When these and other ingre...
  4. Weekly Update: West Nile virus activity--United States, July 10-16, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(28):665 (2003) PMID 12924431

    This report summarizes West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance data reported to CDC through ArboNET as of 7 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, July 16, 2003.
  5. Fetal alcohol syndrome--South Africa, 2001.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(28):660 (2003) PMID 12869904

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is caused by maternal alcohol use during pregnancy and is one of the leading causes of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities. The FAS phenotype is characterized by a combination of facial dysmorphic features, growth retardation, and central nervous...
  6. HIV diagnoses among injection-drug users in states with HIV surveillance--25 states, 1994-2000.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(27):634 (2003) PMID 12855944

    Injection-drug use is a risk factor for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Of the 765,559 cumulative AIDS cases diagnosed as of December 2000, a total of 193,527 (25%) occurred among injection-drug users (IDUs). IDUs become infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through sharing...
  7. Prevalence of diabetes--U.S. Virgin Islands, 1999-2001.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(27):637 (2003) PMID 12855945

    The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) comprises four islands (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, and Water Island) (2000 population: 108,612) located 70 miles east of Puerto Rico. The median age of persons residing in USVI is 33.4 years (range: 0-110 years), and 87% are aged <60 years; the majority of th...
  8. Update: multistate outbreak of monkeypox--Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(27):642 (2003) PMID 12855947

    CDC and state and local health departments continue to investigate cases of monkeypox among persons in the United States who had contact with wild or exotic mammalian pets or with persons with monkeypox. This report updates results of the epidemiologic investigation, provides information on the ...
  9. Surveillance for acute insecticide-related illness associated with mosquito-control efforts--nine states, 1999-2002.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(27):629 (2003) PMID 12855943

    Ground and aerial applications of insecticides are used to control populations of adult mosquitoes, which spread such diseases as West Nile virus--related illness, eastern equine encephalitis, and dengue fever. This report summarizes investigations of illnesses associated with exposures to insec...
  10. West Nile virus activity--United States, July 3-9, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(27):646 (2003) PMID 12855948

    This report summarizes West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance data reported to CDC through ArboNET as of 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, July 9, 2003.
  11. Update: cardiac and other adverse events following civilian smallpox vaccination--United States, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(27):639 (2003) PMID 12855946

    During January 24-June 20, 2003, smallpox vaccine was administered to 37,802 civilian health-care and public health workers in 55 jurisdictions to prepare the United States for a possible terrorist attack using smallpox virus. This report updates information on vaccine-associated adverse events ...
  12. Nonfatal dog bite-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments--United States, 2001.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(26):605 (2003) PMID 12844076

    In 1994, the most recent year for which published data are available, an estimated 4.7 million dog bites occurred in the United States, and approximately 799,700 persons required medical care. Of an estimated 333,700 patients treated for dog bites in emergency departments (EDs) in 1994, approxim...
  13. Heat-related deaths--Chicago, Illinois, 1996-2001, and United States, 1979-1999.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(26):610 (2003) PMID 12844077

    Heat waves (i.e., >/=3 consecutive days of air temperatures >/=90 degrees F [>/=32.2 degrees C]) are meteorologic events that contribute significantly to heat-related deaths. Exposure to excessive heat can cause illness, injury, and death. This report describes four cases of heat-related deaths,...
  14. Multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype typhimurium infections associated with drinking unpasteurized milk--Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee, 2002-2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(26):613 (2003) PMID 12844078

    On December 10, 2002, the Clark County Combined Health District and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) were notified of two hospitalized children infected with Salmonella Enterica serotype Typhimurium. Initial investigation implicated consumption of raw, unpasteurized milk purchased at a local ...
  15. Update: multistate outbreak of monkeypox--Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(26):616 (2003) PMID 12844080

    CDC and state and local health departments continue to investigate cases of monkeypox among persons who had contact with wild or exotic mammalian pets or persons with monkeypox. This report updates epidemiologic, laboratory, and smallpox vaccine use data for U.S. cases, and summarizes the labora...
  16. Update: severe acute respiratory syndrome--United States, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(26):616 (2003) PMID 12844079

    CDC continues to work with state and local health departments, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners to investigate cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). This report updates reported SARS cases worldwide and in the United States, and summarizes changes in travel re...
  17. Public health and aging: hospitalizations for stroke among adults aged >/=65 years--United States, 2000.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(25):586 (2003) PMID 12836627

    Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of serious, long-term disability among adults; the projected cost of stroke during 2003 is $51 billion, including $12 billion in nursing home costs. During 1988-1997, the rate of hospital admissions for stroke incr...
  18. Late versus early testing of HIV--16 Sites, United States, 2000-2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(25):581 (2003) PMID 12836626

    Knowledge of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) serostatus has been an important element of HIV-prevention and -treatment efforts. In 2000, among the estimated 850,000-950,000 persons living with HIV in the United States, approximately one fourth (180,000-280,000) were unaware that they were HIV...
  19. Update: multistate outbreak of monkeypox--Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, 2003.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(25):589 (2003) PMID 12836628

    CDC and state and local health departments continue to investigate cases of monkeypox among persons who had contact with wild or exotic mammalian pets or persons with monkeypox. This report updates epidemiologic, laboratory, and smallpox vaccine use data for U.S. cases.
  20. Foodborne transmission of hepatitis A--Massachusetts, 2001.
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    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 52(24):565 (2003) PMID 12816107

    Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is transmitted typically from person to person by the fecal-oral route. Foodborne transmission occurs when an HAV-infected food handler contaminates food during preparation or when food is contaminated during harvesting or processing before reaching the food service estab...