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Some light reading from the CDC

Every week, I get a heads-up email from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its next day release of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Here are the headlines:
  1. Invasive Group A Streptococcus in a Skilled Nursing Facility — Pennsylvania, 2009–2010
This report describes a cluster of invasive group A Streptococcus infections among residents of a skilled nursing facility specializing in neurologic and pulmonary care.
  1. Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2010–June 2011
This report describes the progress of the global Guinea Worm Eradication Program.
  1. Notice of CDC’s Discontinuation of Investigational Pentavalent (ABCDE) Botulinum Toxoid Vaccine for Workers at Risk of Occupational Exposure to Botulinum Toxins

This notice provides information on CDC’s discontinuation of investigational pentavalent (ABCDE) botulinum toxoid (PBT) for vaccination of workers at risk for occupational exposure to botulinum serotypes A, B, C, D, and E.


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