Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2013
Smoking by far remains the most prevalent type of tobacco use and causes the majority of tobacco-related diseases and deaths in the United States. Data from the 2013 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that more than 1 in 5 high school students (22.9%) and more than 1 in 20 middle school students (6.5%) reported currently using tobacco.
Estimated Burden of Microbial Keratitis — United States, 2010
Keratitis is a painful, sometimes blinding eye infection, but people who wear contact lenses can reduce their risk of infection by properly wearing and caring for their lenses. Keratitis is largely preventable. Americans make nearly 1 million healthcare visits for keratitis annually, resulting in $175 million in direct healthcare costs, a CDC study found.
Possible Eradication of Wild Poliovirus Type 3 — Worldwide, 2012
Evidence suggests that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) might be eradicated worldwide, marking a significant milestone for global eradication efforts. However, continued surveillance is needed before the evidence of eradication is conclusive, particularly given evidence of limitations of surveillance in Pakistan, Nigeria, and elsewhere.
Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2013
The African, Eastern Mediterranean, and European regions are not on track to achieve measles elimination targets by 2020 and progress in the Western Pacific Region is at-risk. National governments and partners are urged to address policy and practice gaps in order to reach greater numbers of children, increase the visibility of measles elimination efforts, and provide adequate resources to strengthen health systems to achieve the goals and targets set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan.