MMWR News Synopsis for April 18, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 04/19/2013 02:48 PM EDT
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MMWR News Synopsis for April 18, 2013
1. Traffic-Related Pedestrian Deaths — United States, 2001–2010
Pedestrian deaths are a serious public health problem. Strategies to prevent pedestrian deaths should include consideration of the needs of older adults and cultural differences among racial/ethnic populations.
2. FoodNet Data on the Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — 10 U.S. Sites, 1996–2012
Foodborne diseases are an important public health problem in the United States. Progress in preventing these infections has been limited in recent years as evidenced by increases in the incidence of Campylobacter and Vibrio infections in 2012.
3.Assessment of Current Practices and Feasibility of Routine Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects — Georgia, 2012
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) are birth defects that require treatment during the first year of life.
4. Rapid Implementation of Pulse Oximetry Newborn Screening to Detect Critical Congenital Heart Defects — New Jersey, 2011
During the first three months of newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) in New Jersey, 98 percent of New Jersey newborns were screened and two newborns with CCHD were detected.