Update: Influenza Activity — United States, October 2, 2016–February 4, 2017
Transmission of Zika Virus — Haiti, October 12, 2015–September 10, 2016
February 17, 2017
From October 12, 2015, until mid-September 2016, a total of 3,036 cases of suspected Zika virus infection were identified by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, including 22 suspected cases in pregnant women, 13 suspected cases of Zika virus–associated Guillain-Barré syndrome, and 29 suspected cases of Zika-associated congenital microcephaly.
Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance — United States, 2014
February 10, 2017
Women who undergo assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures such as in vitro fertilization are more likely than women who conceive naturally to deliver multiple-birth infants. Multiple births pose substantial risks for obstetric complications, preterm delivery, and low birthweight infants. This report provides state-specific information on ART procedures performed in 2014 and compares ART birth outcomes that occurred in 2014 (resulting from procedures performed in 2013 and 2014) with outcomes for all infants born in the United States in 2014.
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.
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.
CDC’s Response to the 2014–2016 Ebola Epidemic — West Africa and United States
July 8, 2016
This historic 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa required a massive international response by multiple partners to assist the affected countries. This supplement present reports that chronicle major aspects of CDC’s response to the Ebola epidemic.
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