Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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Drowning--United States, 2005-2009.
Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, and the highest rates are among children. Overall, drowning death rates in the United States have declined in the last decade; however, drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children aged 1-4 years. In...
Notes from the field : hepatitis C virus infections among young adults--rural Wisconsin, 2010.
During November 2010, Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) staff members noted the number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections reported annually among persons aged <30 years in six contiguous rural counties of Wisconsin had increased from an average of eight cases per year duri...
Use of indoor tanning devices by adults--United States, 2010.
Indoor tanning is associated with an increased risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. The World Health Organization considers ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices to be a cause of cancer in humans. Exposure to UV radiation, either from sunlight or indo...
Progress in global measles control, 2000-2010.
In 1980, before widespread global use of measles vaccine, an estimated 2.6 million measles deaths occurred worldwide. In 2001, to accelerate the reduction in measles cases achieved by vaccination, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) dev...
National, state, and local area vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13-17 years --- United States, 2009.
The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that adolescents routinely receive the following vaccines: meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY, 1 dose); tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap, 1 dose); and (for females) human papillomavirus (HPV, 3 doses). Adolescents also s...
Differences by sex in tobacco use and awareness of tobacco marketing -Bangladesh, Thailand, and Uruguay, 2009.
The majority of the world's 1.3 billion tobacco users are men, but female use is increasing. To examine differences in tobacco use and awareness of tobacco marketing by sex, CDC and health officials in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Uruguay (among the first countries to report results) analyzed 2009 data...
Locally acquired Dengue--Key West, Florida, 2009-2010.
Dengue is the most common vector-borne viral disease in the world, causing an estimated 50-100 million infections and 25,000 deaths each year. During 1946-1980, no cases of dengue acquired in the continental United States were reported. Since 1980, a few locally acquired U.S. cases have been confirm...
Decline in breast cancer incidence--United States, 1999-2003.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among females in the United States. The 2006 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer described a stabilization in female breast cancer incidence rates during 2001-2003, ending increases that began in the 1980s, and a decline in the numb...
Measles among adults associated with adoption of children in China--California, Missouri, and Washington, July-August 2006.
On August 15, 2006, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MoDHSS) was notified of a measles case in a Missouri resident who had recently traveled to China. The patient had traveled with a group of 11 families seeking to adopt children from three orphanages in Guangdong Province. Mem...
Visual impairment and eye care among older adults - five States, 2005.
Blindness and visual impairment are among the 10 most common causes of disability in the United States and are associated with shorter life expectancy and lower quality of life. Previously, state-specific prevalences of visual impairment and eye disease were estimated from national prevalences. Howe...