This Week in MMWR: Vol. 71, September 2, 2022

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September 2, 2022


Malaria Surveillance — United States, 2018

This report provides an update on malaria in the United States. CDC received reports of 1,823 confirmed malaria cases with onset of symptoms in 2018.

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The figure is a graphic explaining COVID-19 vaccination safety for children ages 6 months to 5 years. It reads, “More than 1 million children were vaccinated; reports of serious adverse events were rare.” There’s an image of a COVID-19 vaccine vial, and there’s a box with a bulleted list of the most reported reactions which were mild or moderate: pain in the arm where the shot was given, crying, irritability sleepiness. There is an orange box with text that reads, “No reports of myocarditis.” Everyone ages 6 months and older should receive recommended COVID-19 vaccines to protect against severe illness and death.

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Safety Among Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years — United States, June 18, 2022–August 21, 2022

Initial vaccine safety data indicate that among young children, local and systemic reactions are expected after COVID-19 vaccination and serious adverse events are rare.



The figure is a bar graph indicating the percentage of children and adolescents aged 6-17 years who have roads, sidewalks, paths, or trails where they can walk or ride a bicycle, by urban-rural status and family income in the United States during 2020, according to the National Health Interview Survey.

PDF of Surveillance Summaries (link) and the Weekly Issue (link).


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MMWR Weekly Briefing Podcast: Week of August 15

The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. This episode covers three reports, including reports highlighting paralytic polio in an unvaccinated person in New York, object and surface contamination in a household of people with monkeypox and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

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