MMWR News Synopsis for July 18, 2013

By Newsroom America Feeds at 18 Jul 2013

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MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

"MMWR" News Synopsis for July 18, 2013

1. *State-Specific Healthy Life Expectancy at Age 65 Years — United States, 2007–2009*

"Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is a population health measure that combines age-specific mortality with morbidity or health status to estimate expected years of life in good health for persons at a given age. "

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2. *"Salmonella" Enteritidis Infections Associated with Foods Purchased from Mobile Lunch Trucks — Alberta, Canada, October 2010–February 2011*

"The investigation summarized in the article highlights the potential for lunch trucks to be a source of foodborne illness and the need for robust regulatory compliance monitoring of lunch trucks and their food suppliers."

3. *Dengue Outbreak — Federated States of Micronesia, 2012–2013*

"The Pacific islands countries and territories continue to experience a substantial burden from dengue."

4. *Updated CDC Recommendations for Use of VariZIG — United States, 2013*

"VariZIG, a varicella zoster immune globulin, is now approved for use in the United States." CDC recommends that healthcare providers give VariZIG as soon as possible and within 10 days of exposure to varicella and herpes zoster.

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