MMWR News Synopsis for July 18, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 07/18/2013 12:45 PM EDT
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MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for July 18, 2013
1. State-Specific Healthy Life Expectancy at Age 65 Years — United States, 2007–2009Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is a population health measure that combines age-specific mortality with morbidity or health status to estimate expected years of life in good health for persons at a given age.
2. Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with Foods Purchased from Mobile Lunch Trucks — Alberta, Canada, October 2010–February 2011
The investigation summarized in the article highlights the potential for lunch trucks to be a source of foodborne illness and the need for robust regulatory compliance monitoring of lunch trucks and their food suppliers.
3. Dengue Outbreak — Federated States of Micronesia, 2012–2013
The Pacific islands countries and territories continue to experience a substantial burden from dengue.
4. Updated CDC Recommendations for Use of VariZIG — United States, 2013
VariZIG, a varicella zoster immune globulin, is now approved for use in the United States. CDC recommends that healthcare providers give VariZIG as soon as possible and within 10 days of exposure to varicella and herpes zoster.