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CDC Report: Public Health Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-03-15

CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report discusses public health strategies to prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) from a recent Public Health Grand Rounds presentation. Highlighted strategies include the following:

CDC MMWR: Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-03-02

A new article, Prevalence of Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013–2014, has been published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  This report utilized data from three birth defects surveillance systems in the United States, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, from 2013 to 2014.

National Prematurity Awareness Month

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-08

November presents a time to reflect on the nearly 400,000 babies born preterm in the United States each year and how we can prevent it during National Prematurity Awareness Month. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focuses on the effects of maternal age and age-specific preterm birth rates on overall preterm birth rates. A few keys findings from the CDC include:

MMWR: A look at seasonal flu vaccinations among pregnant women

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-12-13

The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) discusses available data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).   After historical trends of low vaccination rates among pregnant women, PRAMS data from 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 show signs of increased influenza vaccination.

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