This Week in MMWR - Vol. 70, July 16, 2021

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July 16, 2021 

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Antimicrobial Treatment and Prophylaxis of Plague: Recommendations for Naturally Acquired Infections and Bioterrorism Response

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, leads to naturally occurring disease and is recognized as a potential bioterrorism weapon. This report provides CDC recommendations to U.S. health care providers regarding treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and postexposure prophylaxis of plague.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, by Race and Ethnicity — North Carolina, December 14, 2020–April 6, 2021

Among persons vaccinated during March 29–April 6, 2021, compared with December 14, 2020–January 3, 2021, in North Carolina, the proportion who were Black nearly doubled, and the share of vaccine doses administered to Hispanic people doubled during this period, approaching the proportion of the state population for these groups aged ≥16 years.


Figure shows percentage of persons aged 25–49 years who spent at least one night in the past 12 months at an alternate location because they did not have a permanent place to stay, by type of location, in the United States during 2017–2019.

PDF of Recommendations and Reports (link) and the Weekly Issue (link).


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MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing Podcast: Week of June 21

The latest MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing is live. This episode covers 4 reports, including reports describing vaccination coverage and intent among adults, how workplace investigations of COVID-19 outbreaks can help identify employee cases, and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

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