Diagnoses and Prevalence of HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos — United States, 2008–2013
OCTOBER 9, 2015
In 2013, the rate of HIV diagnosis among Hispanics or Latinos was nearly three times that of non-Hispanic whites. To better characterize HIV infection among Hispanics or Latinos aged ≥13 years in the United States, CDC analyzed data from the National HIV Surveillance System. This report summarizes the results of that analysis.
CDC Grand Rounds: Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects — Steps to Prevention
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Each year in the United States, 3% of live births (approximately 120,000 infants) have an identifiable structural birth defect. This CDC Grand Rounds report details causes of major birth defects and provides steps to prevention.
Recommendations and Reports
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015
JUNE 5, 2015
This report presents guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The guidelines update those from 2010. Physicians and other health-care providers can use these guidelines to assist in the prevention and treatment of STDs.
Motor Vehicle Crashes, Medical Outcomes, and Hospital Charges Among Children Aged 1–12 Years — Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005–2008
OCTOBER 2, 2015
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. Age- and size-appropriate restraint use is an effective way to prevent motor vehicle–related injuries and deaths. This report summarizes 2005–2008 data from the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System to describe the pattern of motor vehicle crashes, medical outcomes, and hospital charges among children aged 1–12 years by type of restraint and seating position.
Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals: CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories
MAY 15, 2015
These competency guidelines outline the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for public health laboratory (PHL) professionals to deliver the core services of PHLs efficiently and effectively. These competency guidelines are targeted to scientists working in PHLs, defined as governmental public health, environmental, and agricultural laboratories that provide analytic biological and/or chemical testing and testing-related services that protect human populations against infectious diseases, foodborne and waterborne diseases, environmental hazards, treatable hereditary disorders, and natural and human-made public health emergencies.
Summary of Notifiable Diseases
The official statistics, in tabular and graphic form, for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable infectious diseases
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