Medical Definition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Known for short as MMWR, this is a key weekly scientific publication prepared and published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC).

MMWR contains data and reports on specific health and safety topics. The data are on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments. The reports are on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included in MMWR are reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the public health community.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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