MMWR News Synopsis for June 20, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 06/21/2013 11:35 AM EDT
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MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for June 20, 2013
1. Evaluation of the HIV Diagnostic Algorithm in Two Studies — United States, 2011–2013
A new CDC analysis finds that a testing process used in four areas identified a substantial number of acute, or very early, infections that would have been missed using the currently-recommended process.
2. Routine HIV Screening During Intake Medical Evaluation at a County Jail — Atlanta, Georgia, 2011–2012
An HIV screening project in Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail (FCJ) shows that offering routine HIV testing to inmates upon intake can identify a substantial number of HIV infections among an otherwise hard-to-reach population.
3. Homemade Chemical Bomb Incidents — 15 States, 2003-2011
Homemade chemical bombs (HCBs) are made from commonly found chemicals.
4. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) Program — 1999–2013
The STOP program has aided Global Polio Eradication Initiative by strengthening the capacity of country-level immunization programs and by allowing at least 1,563 volunteers to gain valuable field experience that prepares them well for subsequent work as staff members of WHO, UNICEF, and other public health agencies.