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Definition of MMWR

MMWR: The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a weekly scientific publication prepared and published by the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=13706
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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