Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Frequency of Use Among Middle and High School Student Tobacco Product Users — United States, 2015–2017
December 14, 2018
Tobacco product use during adolescence increases the risk for lifelong nicotine addiction and immediate adverse health effects. Understanding tobacco product use patterns including frequency of use is important for sustained implementation of proven tobacco control strategies and the regulation of tobacco products.
Unresolved Splenomegaly in Recently Resettled Congolese Refugees ― Multiple States, 2015–2018
December 14, 2018
During 2015–2018, a large number of U.S.-bound Congolese refugees have been found to have splenomegaly, which has not resolved in some patients despite treatment. Eligible Congolese refugees with splenomegaly should be treated with primaquine, followed closely, and referred for specialty care if they fail to respond to treatment, and their family members should be proactively screened for splenomegaly.
Abortion Surveillance— United States, 2015
November 23, 2018
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 2015, data were received from 49 reporting areas. Abortion data provided by these 49 reporting areas for each year during 2006–2015 were used in trend analyses. Census and natality data were used to calculate abortion rates (number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and ratios (number of abortions per 1,000 live births), respectively. A total of 638,169 abortions for 2015 were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. Among these 49 reporting areas, the abortion rate for 2015 was 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 188 abortions per 1,000 live births.
Recommendations and Reports
Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season
August 24, 2018
This report focuses on the recommendations for use of vaccines for the prevention and control of influenza during the 2018–19 season in the United States. Vaccination and health care providers should check CDC’s influenza website periodically for additional information.
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