MMWR Summary for October 20, 2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 19 Oct 2017

*MMWR Summary for October 20, 2017*

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*Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection United States, October 2017*

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*HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015*

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*Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy Selected Sites, United States, 20062015*

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*Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Ebola Virus Disease at the End of a National Epidemic Guinea, August 2015*

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*Reporting Deaths Among Children Aged <5 Years After the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic Bombali District, Sierra Leone, 20152016*

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*Update: Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection United States, October 2017*

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"CDCs updated ""interim clinical guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy will provide helpful, interpretable information for families and their healthcare providers." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated interim clinical guidance for health care providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy. This update includes information that has become available since the August 2016 release of the previous guidance. Zika virus continues to be a public health threat to pregnant women and their infants, although at lower levels than during the recent epidemic in the Americas. The updated guidance is intended to provide helpful, interpretable information for families and their healthcare providers.

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*HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015*

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"To reduce and eventually eliminate HIV infection among women in the United States, HIV testing programs need to improve early linkage to HIV medical care among HIV-positive women who are not in care even if it is not the first time they are diagnosed with HIV infection." A new analysis showed that six in 10 women who tested positive for HIV infection via CDC-funded HIV tests had already been diagnosed with HIV infection through a previous test. The vast majority (87 percent) of women who were previously diagnosed were not in HIV medical care at the time of testing, suggesting they were never linked to care or had fallen out of care. Black women were significantly less likely than white women to be linked to HIV medical care within 90 days of the current test. HIV testing is essential not only to identify new infections, but also to link people with new or previous diagnoses to medical care to achieve viral suppression. To reduce and eventually eliminate HIV infection among women in the United States, HIV testing programs need to improve early linkage to HIV medical care among HIV-positive women who are not in care even if it is not the first time they are diagnosed with HIV infection.

*Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy Selected Sites, United States, 20062015*

"Tdap vaccination during pregnancy has increased between 2006 and 2017, from <1% in the years before the recommendation to 53% in 2015. However, this coverage is far short of the ACIP recommendation that every woman receive Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy." Since 2012 the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended Tdap vaccination during each pregnancy. From 2006 through 2015, Tdap vaccination coverage in pregnant women participating in the Birth Defects Study of the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University increased from <1% before 2010 to 28% in 2013 and reached 53% in 2015. Although Tdap coverage has increased in recent years, Tdap vaccine coverage remains far below the recommendation that every woman be vaccinated during each pregnancy. Increasing vaccination coverage during pregnancy could help reduce the impact of pertussis on infant morbidity and mortality.

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