MMWR News Synopsis for August 1, 2013Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 08/01/2013 01:51 PM EDT
MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for August 1, 2013
1. Firearm Homicides and Suicides in Major Metropolitan Areas — United States, 2006–2007 and 2009–2010
Firearm suicide rates increased in a majority of the 50 most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) while firearm homicide rates decreased in the majority of these areas.
2. Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreak Among University Students — Georgia, 2012
This report of a large university outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae demonstrates that M. pneumoniae can cause prolonged outbreaks, resulting in severe disease among previously healthy students.
3. Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2011–12 School Year
Most kindergarteners continue to be up-to-date on their vaccines, as shown by statewide levels of vaccination coverage being at or very near the Healthy People 2020 target of 95 percent for most states.
4. Notes from the FieldUse of Electronic Messaging and the News Media to Increase Case Finding During a Cyclospora Outbreak — Iowa, July 2013