MMWR News Synopsis for June 13, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 06/14/2013 01:14 PM EDT
MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for June 13, 2013
1. Nationwide Rubella Epidemic — Japan, 2012–2013
Rubella, usually a mild rash illness, can cause devastating consequences if pregnant females become infected early in pregnancy.
2.Update to Interim Guidance for Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the Prevention of HIV Infection: PrEP for Injecting Drug Users
No summary available.
3.Mass Drug Administration for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis — Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2011–2012
CDC has verified that the Haitian Ministry of Health has successfully scaled up its efforts to protect its entire population from the infectious and disabling parasitic disease, lymphatic filariasis (known as elephantiasis), despite continued challenges from the 2010 earthquake and an ongoing cholera outbreak.
4. Emergency Department Visits by Patients with Mental Health Disorders — North Carolina, 2008–2010
Of all emergency department (ED) visits in North Carolina from 2008-2010, nearly 1 in 10 visits were made by patients with underlying mental health disorders.
5. Influenza Activity — United States, 2012–13 Season, and Composition of the 2013–14 Influenza Vaccine
During the 2012–13 , influenza A(H3) viruses predominated in the United States overall during the influenza season, followed by influenza B viruses, while pH1N1 viruses were identified rarely.