MMWR News Synopsis for July 25, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 07/25/2013 02:12 PM EDT
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MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for July 25, 2013
1. Investigation of Hepatitis E Outbreak Among Refugees — Upper Nile, South Sudan, 2012–2013
Hepatitis E virus outbreaks are difficult to control in crowded populations with poor access to water and sanitation. Improving water, sanitation and hygiene conditions is essential to reduce the transmission of hepatitis E.
2. Hepatitis B Vaccine Birthdose Practices in a Country Where Hepatitis B is Endemic – Laos, December 2011-February 2012
An analysis of multiple health facilities in Laos finds low coverage for the first of three hepatitis B vaccine doses provided to newborns at birth (HepB-BD) in order to prevent mother-to-child transmission.
3. Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Girls and Postlicensure Vaccine Safety Monitoring — United States, 2007–2012
Despite the availability of safe and effective HPV vaccine, many girls remain unprotected for HPV infections and therefore HPV-related cancer and disease.