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Comparison of Administration of 8-Milligram …

Introduction An 8-mg intranasal naloxone formulation, a higher-concentration product than had previously been available, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021 for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid…

Hepatitis A Exposure Response and Outbreak …

Discussion Since 2016, person-to-person outbreaks of hepatitis A in the United States have been increasingly occurring among persons who use drugs, those who experience homelessness, and men who have sex with men (1). The risk for…

Routes of Drug Use Among Drug Overdose Deaths …

Summary What is already known about this topic? More than 109,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2022; nearly 70% involved illegally manufactured fentanyls (IMFs). Data from the western United States suggested a…

Severe Work-Related Injuries in the Oil and …

Results A total of 82,366 work-related severe injuries were reported to OSHA during January 2015–July 2022; among these, 2,101 (2.6%) were reported by the OGE industry. The highest number of severe injury reports was reported by…

Selection of Antibiotics as Prophylaxis for …

Rationale and Evidence Invasive Meningococcal Disease Cases and Resistance Patterns An annual average of 1.25 cases of invasive meningococcal disease caused by ciprofloxacin-resistant strains were reported in the United States during…

Transgender Women Experiencing Homelessness …

Discussion During 2019–2020, transgender women participating in NHBS-Trans reported high prevalence of homelessness. Numerous personal characteristics and social factors were associated with longer duration of homelessness, with four…

Characteristics Associated with Pre-Exposure …

HIV-associated characteristic Sexual behavior Sex past 12 months In the past 12 months, have you had oral, vaginal, or anal sex? Number of sex partners past 12 months 0–1, 2–4, 5–9, or >10 Number of sex partners past 12 months…

2023-2024 Flu Vaccine Coverage Update (Continued)

February 2, 2024—This update compares flu vaccination coverage across several indicators to the same time last season as well as prior to the COVID-19 pandemic when available. Doses Given in Pharmacies and Medical Offices According to…

ATSDR

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR), along with other federal agencies and state and local health departments, collaborated to support the public health response…

Communications Challenges in Disasters

By Kyle Dickson During times of disasters part of any response or any phase of operationscommunications is a top priority and must be clear in order to achieve the needed goals. Propercommunications also ensure responder

Detecting Mpox Cases Through Wastewater …

Discussion This study is the first to examine the performance of wastewater surveillance for detecting mpox cases using empirical data. Wastewater surveillance had a sensitivity of 14% on a given day for detecting the presence of at…

Pseudomonas Infection Outbreak …

Investigation and Results Reports of Illnesses Associated with Hotel A Swimming Pool On March 7, 2023, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) received a report from a group of hotel guests who had developed ear…

Cannabis Use Among Students …

Discussion During 2008–2021, in addition to overall decreases in cannabis use among students in grades 8, 10, and 12 in King County, Washington, a narrowing and possible reversal of sex-based differences in current cannabis use was…

Mpox Outbreak …

Epidemiologic Investigation and Findings During May 4–August 17, 2023, a total of 56 laboratory-confirmed mpox cases occurred in Los Angeles County (LAC), based on illness onset date or laboratory specimen collection date (if onset date…

Artificial intelligence gets physical

Fluorescence microscopy allows researchers to study specific structures in complex biological samples. However, the image created using fluorescent probes suffers from blurring and background noise. The latest work from NIBIB researchers…

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