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    Notes from the Field: Doubling of Cyclosporiasis Cases Partially Attributable to a Salad Kit...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investigation and Outcomes In Florida, reported numbers of cyclosporiasis cases have been increasing over the last 10 years†; 254 cases were reported...

    Use of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines in Older Adults: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Summary What is already known about this topic? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes substantial morbidity and mortality in older adults. In May 2023,...

    Notes from the Field: Multipathogen Respiratory Virus Testing Among Primary and Secondary School Students...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Prospective Surveillance and Preliminary Results To determine the prevalence of respiratory viruses in school students and staff members, prospective surveillance was implemented...

    Soft Tick Relapsing Fever — United States, 2012–2021

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Results During 2012–2021, 251 cases were identified in 11 states. A median of 24 cases were reported from these states per year...

    Notes from the Field: Emergency Department Visits for Nonfatal Pedal Cyclist Injuries Before and...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investigation and Outcomes ED visits for nonfatal pedal cyclist injuries† were identified from the 2019–2020 National Electronic Injury Surveillance System–All Injury Program...

    QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Have Experienced a Specified...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Have Experienced a Specified Stressful Life...

    Updated Operational Guidance for Implementing CDC’s Recommendations on Testing for Hepatitis C Virus Infection

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Methods In October 2021, the Association of Public Health Laboratories convened a meeting with experts from public health laboratories, academic medical centers,...

    Arthritis Among Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years — United States, 2017–2021

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion This report found that during 2017–2021, an estimated 220,000 U.S. children and adolescents had an arthritis diagnosis, and prevalence was highest...

    Cannabis-Involved Emergency Department Visits Among Persons Aged

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion Cannabis-involved ED visits began increasing statistically significantly among all age groups except 15–24 years several years before the pandemic (3), potentially...

    Geographic Distribution of Suspected Alpha-gal Syndrome Cases — United States, January 2017–December 2022

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion During 2017–2021, there was an annual increase in positive test results for AGS in the United States. More than 90,000 suspected...

    Arthritis Among Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years — United States, 2017–2021

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion This report found that during 2017–2021, an estimated 220,000 U.S. children and adolescents had an arthritis diagnosis, and prevalence was highest...

    Health Care Provider Knowledge Regarding Alpha-gal Syndrome — United States, March–May 2022

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion This analysis indicated a low level of knowledge among U.S. HCPs regarding the diagnosis and management of AGS, with 78% of...

    Notes from the Field: Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children with Laboratory Evidence of Prenatal...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Nicole M. Roth, MPH1; Camille Delgado-López, MPH2,3; Lisa D. Wiggins, PhD4; Nancy Nieves Muñoz, EdM2; Sarah B. Mulkey, MD, PhD5,6,7; Leishla...

    Timing of Introduction of Complementary Foods — United States, 2016–2018

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion Approximately one in six (15.6%) U.S. infants is introduced to complementary foods before age 4 months, with a higher prevalence of...

    Progress Toward Hepatitis B Control and Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Results Immunization Activities By 2014, all 47 countries in AFR had introduced HepB3 infant vaccination (Table 1). By December 2021, 14 (30%) countries...

    QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years who Received an Influenza Vaccination in the...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years who Received an Influenza Vaccination in the Past 12...

    Soft Tick Relapsing Fever — United States, 2012–2021

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Results During 2012–2021, 251 cases were identified in 11 states. A median of 24 cases were reported from these states per year...

    Retraction and Republication: Timing of Introduction of Complementary Foods – United States, 2016-2018

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A retraction and republication of the report, "Timing of Introduction of Complementary Foods - United States, 2016-2018" Source of original article:...

    Notes from the Field: An Outbreak of Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Associated with...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investigation and Outcomes On June 28 and 29, TDH conducted an environmental assessment at farm A. In addition to an onsite interview...

    Demographic Disparities in Mpox Vaccination Series Completion, by Route of Vaccine Administration — California,...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Tarek Salih, MD1,*; Josh Vance, MPH, MEd1,2,*; Joshua Quint, PhD1; Brenda Meza, MPP1; Louise McNitt, MD1; Webster U. Lincoln1; Robert Schechter,...

    FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Shoprite Brand Bowl & Basket Chicken Noodle Soup...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2023 –...

    Demographic Disparities in Mpox Vaccination Series Completion, by Route of Vaccine Administration — California,...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Tarek Salih, MD1,*; Josh Vance, MPH, MEd1,2,*; Joshua Quint, PhD1; Brenda Meza, MPP1; Louise McNitt, MD1; Webster U. Lincoln1; Robert Schechter,...

    Timing of Introduction of Complementary Foods — United States, 2016–2018

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Discussion Approximately one in six (15.6%) U.S. infants is introduced to complementary foods before age 4 months, with a higher prevalence of...