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MMWR Publications

MMWR  Weekly

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)   Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR  series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR  readership predominately consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.

The data in the weekly MMWR  are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. The reporting week concludes at close of business on Friday; compiled data on a national basis are officially released to the public on the succeeding Friday.

MMWR  Recommendations and Reports

The MMWR  Recommendations and Reports   contain in-depth articles that relay policy statements for prevention and treatment on all areas in CDC's scope of responsibility (e.g., recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices).

CDC Surveillance Summaries

The CDC Surveillance Summaries   provide a means for CDC programs to disseminate surveillance findings, permitting detailed interpretation of trends and patterns based on those findings.


The MMWR  Supplements   present information that does not easily conform to the format or content of an MMWR  Recommendations and Report or Surveillance Summary, such as compilation of historic events or accomplishments and reports or proceedings from national conferences.

Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions

The  Summary of Notifiable Diseases — United States   contains the official statistics, in tabular and graphic form, for the reported occurrence of nationally notifiable infectious diseases in the United States.

These statistics are collected and compiled from reports sent by state and territorial health departments to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS), which is operated by CDC in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE).

Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks

The   Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks — United States, provides official statistics for the occurrence of nationally notifiable noninfectious conditions and disease outbreaks in the United States.