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Tuberculosis prevention in drug-treatment centers and correctional facilities

Tuberculosis prevention in drug-treatment centers and correctional facilities – selected U.S. sites, 1990-1991 The risk for tuberculosis (TB) is higher among injecting-drug users (IDUs) and correctional facility (CF) inmates than in the general population because a greater proportion are infected with TB and am at higher risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1,2). Because […]

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Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Screening for Colorectal Cancer – United States, 1997 Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States (1). During 1999, approximately 129,400 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed, and 56,600 persons will die from the disease (7). In 1996, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended the […]

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Table II. Provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases, United States, weeks ending March 5, 2005, and March 6, 2004

Table II. Provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases, United States, weeks ending March 5, 2005, and March 6, 2004 TABLE II. Provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases, United States, weeks ending March 5, 2005, and March 6, 2004 (9th Week) * Chlamydia AIDS ([dagger]) Cum. Cum. Cum. Cum. Reporting area 2005 ([section]) 2004 2005 2004 […]

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MMWR editorial board instituted

MMWR editorial board instituted On May 18, 2006, MMWR instituted its first editorial board, chaired by William L. Roper, a former director of CDC. Editorial board members will provide guidance to help continue to assure the quality reporting and scientific excellence of the MMWR series of publications. In addition, the board will assist MMWR in […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month — April 2002

Alcohol Awareness Month — April 2002 – Brief Article The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has designated April 2002 as the 16th annual Alcohol Awareness Month. NCADD, in collaboration with CDC and other federal agencies and community organizations, will highlight the health risks associated with problem drinking and the importance of identification […]

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National Arthritis Month – May 2002 – Notice to Readers

National Arthritis Month – May 2002 – Notice to Readers – Brief Article May is National Arthritis Month. Systemic lupus erythematosus, one of more than 100 arthritis and rheumatic conditions, is a chronic and potentially life-threatening inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. Arthritis and […]

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Deaths in 122 U.S. cities, week ending May 1, 1999 – 17th Week

Deaths in 122 U.S. cities, week ending May 1, 1999 – 17th Week – health TABLE IV. Deaths in 122 U.S. cities, * week ending May 1, 1999 (17th Week) All Causes, By Age (Years) Reporting Area All Ages [greater than]65 45-54 NEW ENGLAND 604 443 105 Boston, Mass. 180 122 34 Bridgeport, Conn. 51 […]

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Charge to symposium – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology Program Office Director Stephen B. Thacker speech – Proceedings of the 1992 International Symposium on Public Health Surveillance

Charge to symposium – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology Program Office Director Stephen B. Thacker speech – Proceedings of the 1992 International Symposium on Public Health Surveillance – Transcript This symposium, “Using Public Health Surveillance to Guide Solutions to Improving Health and Quality of Life,” has as its charge to define and ensure […]

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Provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases, United States,weeks ending October 17, 1998, and October 11, 1997 – 41st Week

Provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases, United States,weeks ending October 17, 1998, and October 11, 1997 – 41st Week – Statistical Data Included Provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases, United States, weeks ending October 17, 1998, and October 11, 1997 (41st Week) Escherichia coli O157:H7 AIDS Chiamydia NETSS [+] PHLIS [ss] Cum. Cum. Cum. Cum. […]

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Air-bag-associated fatal injuries to infants and children riding in front passenger seats

Air-bag-associated fatal injuries to infants and children riding in front passenger seats – United States Air bags, when used as a supplement to safety belts, effectively prevent deaths and serious injuries in frontal motor-vehicle crashes. Air bags are standard equipment in most new cars; federal safety standards require that all new passenger cars and light […]