MMWR- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MMWR News Synopsis for February 12, 2015
Silicosis Mortality Trends and New Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica — United States, 2001–2010
Because of the serious health and socioeconomic consequences of silicosis, new operations and tasks placing workers at risk for silicosis, and the continuous occurrence of silicosis deaths, efforts to limit workplace exposure to crystalline silica should be maintained.
Addressing Needs of Contacts of Ebola Patients During an Investigation of an Ebola Cluster in the United States — Dallas, Texas, 2014
Ebola preparedness should include partnering with local charitable foundations, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, and civic leaders in advance of a response to meet the basic needs of contacts of the Ebola patients, such as food, prescription refills, and educational supplies.
Use of Group Quarantine in Ebola Control — Nigeria, 2014
Lagos state, Nigeria, had the resources to establish a group observation unit for the high-risk contacts of Ebola patients and to ensure that those quarantined were properly cared for. However, group quarantine of contacts in a central location might not be workable on a large scale.
Implementation of a Statewide Surveillance System for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — Tennessee, 2013
Nearly two-thirds of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in Tennessee were born to mothers who used at least one opioid medication prescribed to them by a health care provider during pregnancy. Primary prevention of NAS includes prevention of opioid dependence/addiction to women of childbearing age and prevention of unintended pregnancy in this population.
Notes from the Field:
Silicosis in a Countertop Fabricator — Texas, 2014
Prevalence of Risk Factors for Suicide Among Veterinarians — United States, 2014