New in MMWR: Ocular and Congenital Syphilis, Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine, and more

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November 24, 2023

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Surveillance Summaries

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Abortion Surveillance

The total number of legal induced abortions reported in the U.S. during 2012-2021 decreased. This number, however, increased 5% from 2020 to 2021.

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A Cluster of Ocular Syphilis Cases with a Common Sex Partner

An investigation in Michigan identified a link between five women with syphilis eye infections and one common male sex partner. While unusual, this suggests that an unidentified strain of syphilis might have been associated with an increased risk for complications affecting the eyes and central nervous system.

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A new, free CE from MMWR and Medscape discusses alcohol and other substance use among high school students before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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MMWR Weekly Briefing Podcast: Week of October 30

The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. Topics include: vaccination coverage among children by age 2, testing of infants and children born to pregnant people with hepatitis C, and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play.

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