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Notice to Readers

Because of the furlough of U.S. government employees, CDC has restricted its activities to responses to emergencies and other public health matters of extreme urgency. This issue of MMWR contains two reports with immediate public health implications: one report provides measures for the prevention of hypothermia-related morbidity and death, and the other report summarizes the findings of a new study of factors associated with risk for and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in health-care workers following percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood. Other reports of public health importance and findings from the ongoing National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System will be published at a later date, and printed versions of this issue will be available to CDC's subscribers at a later date. The next scheduled issue will be Volume 44, Numbers 51 and 52, dated January 5, 1996, and will include the figure and tables on notifiable diseases for the weeks ending December 16, 23, and 30, 1995.

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. Director, CDC

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