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Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos — 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010

In the United States, Hispanics or Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV infection.

October 12, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. 40
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Geographic Differences in HIV Infection Among Hispanics or Latinos — 46 States and Puerto Rico, 2010

In 2010, new diagnoses of HIV infection among Hispanics or Latinos in the United States occurred at an annual rate that was 2.8 times that of non-Hispanic whites (20.4 versus 7.3 per 100,000 persons). To further assess HIV infection among Hispanics or Latinos in the United States, CDC analyzed the geographic distribution of new diagnoses in 2010 in 46 states and Puerto Rico and the characteristics of those already infected. This report describes the results of that analysis.

MMWR Recommendations and Reports

August 17, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. RR–4
Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. CDC estimates that persons born during 1945-1965 account for three fourths of all HCV infections in the country. This report presents CDC recommendations that augment previous recommendations for HCV testing and recommends one-time testing without prior ascertainment of HCV risk for persons born during 1945-1965.

MMWR Surveillance Summaries

September 14, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. SS–6
Surveillance for Violent Deaths — National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2009

An estimated 50,000 persons die annually in the United States as a result of violence-related injuries. This report summarizes data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System regarding violent deaths from 16 U.S. states for 2009. Violent deaths resulting from self-inflicted or interpersonal violence disproportionately affected adults aged <55 years, males, and certain racial/ethnic minority populations. For homicides and suicides, relationship problems, interpersonal conflicts, mental health problems, and recent crises were among the primary factors that might have precipitated the fatal injuries.

MMWR Summary of Notifiable Diseases

June 1, 2012 / Vol. 59 / No. 53
Summary of Notifiable Diseases — United States, 2010

Health-care providers in the United States are required to report certain infectious diseases to a specified state or local authority. A disease is designated as notifiable if timely information about individual cases is considered necessary for prevention and control of the disease. Each year, CDC publishes a summary of the cases of notifiable disease reported for the most recent year for which data is available. This report presents a summary of notifiable diseases for 2010.

MMWR Supplements

August 10, 2012 / Vol. 61 / Supplement
Lead in Drinking Water and Human Blood Lead Levels in the United States

Since 1970, considerable reductions in lead concentrations have occurred in air, tap water, food, dust, and soil, which significantly reduced the BLLs of children throughout the United States. However, children are still being exposed to lead, and no safe blood lead threshold for children has been identified. This review describes a selection of peer-reviewed publications on childhood lead poisoning, sources of lead exposure for adults and children, particularly children aged <6 years, and the Safe Drinking Water Act Lead and Copper Rule of 1991. What is known and unknown about tap water as a source of lead exposure is summarized, and ways that children might be exposed to lead in drinking water are identified. When investigating cases of children with BLLs at or above the reference value established as the 97.5 percentile of the distribution of BLLs in U.S. children aged 1–5 years, drinking water should be considered as a source.

Child Immunization Schedules

February 10, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. 5 Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years — United States, 2012

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) annually publishes an immunization schedule for persons aged 0 through 18 years that summarizes recommendations for currently licensed vaccines for children aged 18 years and younger and includes recommendations in effect as of December 23, 2011.

Adult Immunization Schedule

February 3, 2012 / Vol. 61 / No. 4
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule — United States, 2012

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) annually reviews the recommended Adult Immunization Schedule to ensure that the schedule reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines. In October 2010, ACIP approved the Adult Immunization Schedule for 2011, which includes several changes.

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