CDC/ACIP [to 1 Feb 2020]

CDC/ACIP [to 1 Feb 2020]
ACIP Meetings
Next ACIP Meeting: February 26-27, 2020
Agenda (Draft) pdf icon[2 pages]

Latest News Releases
CDC Confirms Seventh Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Friday, January 31, 2020

Transcript for CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Friday, January 31, 2020

CDC Issues Federal Quarantine Order to Repatriated U.S. Citizens at March Air Reserve Base
Friday, January 31, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under statutory authority of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, has issued federal quarantine orders to all 195 United States citizens who repatriated to the U.S. on January 29, 2020. The quarantine will last 14 days from when the plane left Wuhan, China.  This action is a precautionary and preventive step to maximize the containment of the virus in the interest of the health of the American public.
This legal order will protect the health of the repatriated citizens, their families, and their communities. These individuals will continue to be housed at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. Medical staff will continue to monitor the health of each traveler, including temperature checks and observation for respiratory symptoms.  If an individual presents symptoms, medical care will be readily available. Even if a screening test comes back negative from CDC’s laboratory results, it does not conclusively mean an individual is at no risk of developing the disease over the likely 14-day incubation period…

MMWR News Synopsis Friday, January 31, 2020
HIV Testing Outcomes Among Blacks or African Americans — 50 Local U.S. Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrences of HIV in Rural Areas, 2017
Locally-tailored, evidence-based HIV prevention programs, especially those for African Americans in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) jurisdictions, are critical for reducing HIV-related disparities and achieving the goals of EHE. HIV prevention programs focused on implementing locally-tailored, evidence-based testing, linkage, and treatment strategies for African Americans would help to achieve the goal to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. African Americans represent 13% of the U.S. population, yet in 2017, accounted for 43% of new HIV diagnoses. Identifying people who are unaware of their HIV status and linking them to care are important steps for achieving viral suppression and reducing the risk of transmitting HIV. CDC analyzed 2017 HIV testing, partner services and linkage to care data from Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) jurisdictions and found that these jurisdictions accounted for more than 6 in 10 of all CDC-funded tests conducted and new HIV diagnoses identified. Of these, African Americans accounted for nearly half of those tested and newly diagnosed. Additionally, African Americans also accounted for more than half of previously diagnosed persons not known to be in care. Though 79% of African Americans newly diagnosed with HIV in these areas were linked to HIV medical care within 90 days, it is below the goal of 85% linked within 90 days of diagnosis. This analysis shows that prevention programs in EHE jurisdictions are critical to eliminating HIV-related disparities and achieving the goals of EHE.