viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

MMWR Weekly
Vol. 63, No. 42
October 24, 2014
PDF of this issue

Polio-Free Certification and Lessons Learned — South-East Asia Region, March 2014


CDC Media Relations


Stopping indigenous wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission in India was a tremendous effort that required commitment at every level of government, provision of adequate fiscal and human resources, development of innovations, and engagement with the private sector. Specific lessons learned have been successfully applied to improve childhood immunization services in India and to help overcome the challenges to polio eradication in other countries.

Influenza Outbreak in a Vaccinated Population — USS Ardent, February 2014


Theodore L. Aquino DO MBA 

United States Navy Reserve Medical Officer

(850) 284-1046

This influenza outbreak highlights the risk for an H3N2 influenza outbreak in a cohort of vaccinated and otherwise healthy young persons. In February 2014, 25 of the 102 crew members of a US Navy minesweeper sought medical care because of influenza-like illness attributed to an influenza A(H3N2) virus antigenically similar to the H3N2 component of the 2013-14 vaccine. Among the crew members, 99 percent had received influenza vaccination, including 24 of the 25 ill persons.

Nonfatal Injuries 1 Week After Hurricane Sandy — New York City Metropolitan Area, October, 2012


Jacquelynn Osoro

WTC Health Registry


Although many injuries occur when people have to evacuate through water and debris, most injuries are associated with clean-up or repairs of damaged residences. Hurricane (Superstorm) Sandy on October 29, 2012, caused extensive flooding and damage to homes and businesses in the New York City metro area. Many enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Registry lived in flooded areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

History and Evolution of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 1964–2014


CDC Media Relations


The ACIP has been in existence for 50 years. It provides expert, external advice to the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services on the safe and effective use of vaccines in the civilian population of the U.S., using an explicit evidence-based system to develop vaccine recommendations. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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