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  • Asthma Among Employed Adults, by Industry and Occupation — 21 States, 2013

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a woman wearing a mask and a hard hat.December 2, 2016
    Workers in various industries and occupations are at risk for work-related asthma. CDC analyzed data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey and determined that in 21 states among an estimated 74 million adults employed at some time in the 12 months preceding the interview, 7.7% had current asthma.

  • Progress with Scale-Up of HIV Viral Load Monitoring — Seven Sub-Saharan African Countries, January 2015–June 2016

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a clinician’s gloved hand holding a specimen vial of blood labeled “HIV viral load”.December 2, 2016
    Viral load testing is recommended for monitoring patients with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). The number of patients with HIV receiving ART increased for seven sub-Saharan African countries during 2015–2016. Four of the seven countries now have the capacity to perform viral load testing for all patients currently receiving HIV treatment. All seven countries increased testing capacity. However, the percentage of patients who received HIV treatment and viral load testing was <25% in four countries.


Surveillance Summaries

  • Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2013

    November 25, 2016
    Since 1969, CDC has conducted abortion surveillance to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions in the United States. Each year, CDC requests abortion data from the central health agencies of 52 reporting areas (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City). The reporting areas provide this information voluntarily. For 2013, data were received from 49 reporting areas. For trend analysis, abortion data were evaluated from 47 areas that reported data every year during 2004–2013.

Recommendations and Reports

  • Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

    November 11, 2016
    Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management. This report provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. Establishing effective antibiotic stewardship interventions can protect patients and improve clinical outcomes in outpatient health care settings.

Notifiable Diseases

  • Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions — United States, 2014

    October 14, 2016
    Health-care providers in the United States are required to report certain infectious diseases to a specified state or local authority. A disease is designated as notifiable if timely information about individual cases is considered necessary for prevention and control of the disease. Each year, CDC publishes a summary of the cases of notifiable disease reported for the most recent year for which data is available. This report presents a summary of notifiable diseases for 2014.

  • Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks

    October 14, 2016
    The 2016 Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks — United States contains official statistics for the occurrence of nationally notifiable noninfectious conditions and disease outbreaks and is published for the second time in the same volume of MMWR as the annual Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions. The summary includes seven chapters addressing the following subjects: acute pesticide-related illness and injury arising from occupational exposure, acute nonoccupational pesticide-related illness and injury, cancer, elevated blood lead levels among children, elevated blood lead levels among adults, silicosis, and foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks. CDC’s Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) coordinated the development and publication of this annual summary.