Thursday, June 27, 2013

Public Health Update 6/27/13


Below are excerpts from the June 27 public health update from Maine CDC. For the full update, read it online.  

MERS-CoV



A new disease called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV) has been getting a lot of media attention after it caused severe illness and death in adults from several countries. There are currently no reported cases in the United States.



US CDC has developed a brief feature at http://go.usa.gov/bQx8


For more information, see the Health Alert issued by Maine CDC on June 20: http://go.usa.gov/b66x 


Summer health



As the weather starts warming up, make sure you know how to keep your summer safe and healthy. Know how to avoid:



For more information, see this press release: http://go.usa.gov/b6He   


Recent reports



  • US CDC released its summary of recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the Prevention of Measles, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and Mumps. The MMWR is available at http://go.usa.gov/bFZk
US CDC issued a report on the 2012-13 flu season and the composition of the vaccine for the 2013-14 season at http://go.usa.gov/bFZz 


Upcoming events



The conference website for the 2013 Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference is now live at http://www.cvent.com/d/pcqy5p


The website includes a summary, agenda, conference brochure, information about fees, and the link to register.

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