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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 summarizes surveillance data indicating a steady increase in influenza activity in the United States from late October through mid-December 1995, and the other report updates the guidelines and recommendations regarding childhood vaccination for January-June 1996. Other reports of public health importance and findings from the ongoing National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System for the weeks ending December 16, 23, and 30, 1995, and January 5 will be published at a later date, and printed versions of this issue will be available to CDC's subscribers at a later date.

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

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