MMWR will post terrorism-related reports ahead of schedule

Sep 11, 2002 (CIDRAP News) – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report will publish electronic reports related to terrorism and other public health emergencies whenever necessary instead of waiting for the usual weekly publication day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday.

"MMWR will publish such reports electronically as often as necessary to provide the latest and most accurate information regarding public health investigations, surveillance, prevention and treatment guidelines, and other clinical information," the CDC stated in the special Sep 11 edition of MMWR. MMWR is published electronically on Thursdays, though the official date of publication listed on each issue is normally Friday.

Reports published electronically or updates of those reports will be included in the weekly printed issues of the newsletter, the CDC said. Special print issues may also be published if conditions warrant.

CDC. Notice to readers: revision to the MMWR editorial policy and publication schedule in response to terrorism and other public health emergencies. MMWR 2002;51(Special Issue):19

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