CDC/ACIP [to 22 July 2017]

CDC/ACIP [to 22 July 2017]
Press Release

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CDC reminds travelers to Europe: Protect against measles
With the peak summer travel season under way, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding travelers …
Press Release
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes
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Monday, July 17, 2017
CDC awards $12 million to help states fight opioid overdose epidemic

MMWR News Synopsis for July 20, 2017
Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Bangladesh, 2000–2016
To achieve and maintain measles elimination, additional measures are needed to strengthen routine immunization services in order to increase two-dose measles vaccine coverage to ≥95% in all districts. There is also a need to enhance the sensitivity of measles case-based surveillance by adopting a more sensitive case definition, expanding case-based surveillance sites nationwide, and enhancing capacity for epidemiological investigation and outbreak preparedness and response to rapidly identify and contain outbreaks. In 2014 Bangladesh adopted a goal for national measles elimination by 2018. This report summarizes progress toward measles elimination in Bangladesh during 2000–2016. During 2000–2016, estimated coverage with the first dose of measles-containing vaccine (MCV1) increased from 74 percent to 94 percent. Supplementary immunization activities vaccinated approximately 36 million children in 2005-06, 18.1 million children in 2010, and 53.6 million children in 2014. Reported suspected measles incidence declined by 82 percent during 2000–2016, from 34.2 to 6.1 cases per million population.
Notes from the Field:
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Hospital Contact Investigation for a Patient Who Developed a Zoster Vaccine–Related Rash — Maryland, February 2015